Police department prepares for "Shop with a Cop"

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Holiday spirit from Rockford Police officers is shining a light on the bond in the Forest City's law enforcement.

After a successful "Holidays and Heroes" shopping trip to Meijer's last weekend, Rockford Police officers and their union are teaming up this weekend for "Shop with a Cop".

The trip to Target gives the officers a chance to bond with some of Rockford's youngest residents, while also allowing them to connect with the community.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says the partnership between the department and the union is an opportunity to work better with the families in Rockford.

For "Shop with a Cop", District 205 students were selected to partner up with an officer and shop at Target to get presents for their family.