Shop With a Cop

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop J Lancaster Station, along with Camp Cadet of Lancaster County, created the SWAC program for the children of Lancaster County.  The purpose of this event is to foster positive relationships between youth and law enforcement.  It is the desire of Troop J, Lancaster and local Law Enforcement to provide a positive experience and positive interactions with the young people of our communities.

Each child is given a small amount of money to spend and paired with a uniformed officer who escorts them around the store and assists in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member.  Participants are selected by nomination and must be school aged children who have been the victim of a crime or other unfortunate circumstances.  The shopping event is followed by a lunch and gift wrapping. 

This event is funded solely by donations from the community.  Yard signs to sponsor a shopper can be purchased for $150 each.  Contact Tpr. James Grothey at for more information. 

Event Day: Saturday, December 7, 2024
Location: Lafayette Fire Company

The Kids need YOUR HELP!

For more information or how you can donate to this worthy cause, contact MTPR. Kelly Osborne at or 717-290-1996.