The Laramie Police Department Foundation strives to build relationships and strengthen partnerships between the Laramie Police Department and the City’s residents, businesses, and civic organizations for the betterment of the community. To support these efforts please consider donating below.
The Laramie Police Department will hold its Annual Shop with a Cop (SWAC) event each December. In participation with officers, school counselors, social workers, and faculty in Albany County School Districts, approximately 30 elementary students will be selected and given a $100 Wal-Mart shopping spree.
The goal of the Shop with a Cop program is to foster positive relationships between local youth and officers. Each student will have $100.00 to spend on whatever they so choose; food, necessities and gifts for other family members.
To make the Laramie Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program unique, our additional goal will be to send each kiddo back home with a $50 Holiday Supper for their family to enjoy together. The idea is to both have the child shop with a law enforcement officer and build trust with our young people, while also assisting a whole family in need with a hot dinner.
Local law enforcement officers (“Cops”) in the Laramie area have partnered with the Albany County schools to identify one to three students in each elementary school. A uniformed Cop will pick up each student at their school in a marked police vehicle, and taken to Walmart in Laramie for their spree with an officer, deputy or trooper.
The Shop with a Cop (SWAC) program started in Laramie County, Wyoming by the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association (WHPA) in 2015 and involves the Cheyenne Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming State Parks and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
You can also make a donation to our other programs or just a general donation to the foundation. Your support is what helps us make our organization possible. Thank you for your generosity to the Laramie community!