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Each December, the East Moline Police Department takes several EMSD #37 students shopping before the holidays. Police officers spend time with the students and shop with them as they pick out gifts for their family. The students are given an amount they can spend as our police officers chaperone them around the store and help them find the perfect items for their families. They then bring the items to the front of the store where they are checked out and then taken to a room where East Moline School District employees wrap the gifts for the children to take home.

We are thankful the East Moline Police Department cares about the children in our community and makes this event a priority each year. This has always been a wonderful opportunity for our students to see police officers in a different light and make more connections with positive adults in the community. It's been an annual tradition for over three decades and it took place again last evening at the Moline Target store. After the afternoon of shopping, our students returned to Glenview Middle School for a pizza party with the police officers. Everyone had a wonderful time and our students appreciated the special treatment they received from the police officers.