What is Shop With a Cop?


The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers.  Young kids K - 6th are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family.  Each child is given a small amount of money to spend, normally $50.00 - $100.00 depending on the size of the child's immediate family.  Sheriff Charles R. Black, Jr. and his crew provided funding for 110 youth during the 2017 Holiday Season.


Shop With A Cop


Dear Shop with a Cop Supporters,

          For the past four years the deputies and I have conducted the Shop with a Cop program here in Monroe County.  When this program started up years ago, we only had funds at that time to assist two children at Christmas. 

          We have a lot of children in the County that do not receive anything or very little at Christmas time.  I feel that due to the fact that we actually take the time to take children shopping shows them that someone really cares about their needs.  I also feel this program does make a difference in their lives. 

          I am writing this letter to request any amount of donation in order to help assist more children this Christmas. If you feel that you can make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.


Donations can be mailed to:


Monroe County Sheriff's Office

47129 Moore Ridge Road

Woodsfield, Ohio 43793


Receipts will be sent upon receiving donations.


Thank you in advance


Charles R. Black, Jr.

Monroe County Sheriff