You might have noticed a large police presence at the Poughkeepsie Galleria this past weekend and there's a good reason.

WRRV's Shop with a Cop event was last Saturday and it was a huge success. Our goal was to make this the biggest year yet and we not only achieved that goal but we surpassed the amount of shoppers than any of the previous years. WRRV once again teamed up with Sherwood Tile and Hoagie Barmichaels to bring local kids a unique experience.

 Local law enforcement officers surprised kids from right in the Hudson Valley with a $200 gift card to use at any store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. This year nearly 50 kids participated from all over the Hudson Valley region. The Dutchess County Sheriff, State Troopers, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Peekskill Police, Buchanan Police, Wappingers Falls and corrections officers helped shop with the kids.

It was an amazing day and I once again want to thank Sherwood Tile, Hoagie Barmichaels, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that participated. Of course your generations donations helped as well. We couldn't this without the support from our community.

Check out some amazing pictures captured from the event.

Emotional Photos from WRRV's Shop with a Cop 2022

It's never too late to donate for next year's event. It's easier than ever. You can donate by clicking the button below.

You can mail or drop off or mail monetary donations to our station located at 2 Pendell Rd in Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Please make all checks payable to The Town of Poughkeepsie PBA, or make a donation online HERE.

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