2021 Cops & Kids

201612060932_0001.jpgOn December 4, 2021, 40 Vernon Hills youths participated in the 6th annual Cops & Kids event. In many communities this program is known as Shop With A Cop.

It was a great day for everyone! For previous Cops & Kids events the children were taken to Walmart where each child was treated to a $100 shopping spree while accompanied by a police officer. Due to the pandemic this year we altered our plans by inviting the children and their families to a walk-thru version of our Cops & Kids event. 

As you can imagine, hosting 40 children and their families takes a lot of personnel. Successfully pulling off such an event would not be possible without the cooperation of many businesses, volunteers and, of course, police officers. Thank you to the many police officers, family members, coworkers, Village Hall employees, Hawthorn School District 73 and especially the VH Public Works employees for decorating their facilities. Without the help of these volunteers this event wouldn't be possible. 

A huge shout out to Chik-fil-A, Sky Zone, Dave & Busters, Home Depot, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Aspen Library. Lastly, thank you to the VH Public Works for allowing us to use their facility to host the event.

It was an incredible day and one that the youths will remember for a very long time.

We hope you enjoy these pictures from Cops & Kids 2021:

Checking in!


Officer Paret with Chik-fil-a's Santa Cow


Goody bags ready to be handed out.


Getting a picture with the officers!


Chief Kreis welcoming a family.


Receiving a Walmart gift card


The Cops & Kids amazing crew!