On Dec. 17 the Platteville Police Department sponsored its seventh annual Shop with a Cop event. Staff from Platteville and UW–Platteville police, the Platteville Fire Department and Platteville EMS went Christmas shopping with 18 area children. The children each shopped at Walmart with a member of the Emergency Services. Participants than had pizza, juice and cookies back at the police station, after which they wrapped the gifts which had been purchased. This year’s event was coordinated by Officer Pat Cieslewicz of the Platteville Police Department. Donors to the Shop with a Cop Event included Walmart, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Dollar Tree and the Grant County Fresh Start Program, in addition to numerous anonymous private donors. Family Advocates and Platteville Public Schools also assisted with coordinating the event.