Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM)-Dozens of happy kids filled Wal-Mart on Dewey Avenue on Saturday for Greece Police's 21st annual Shop with a Cop event.
The event provides children a chance to buy presents, in addition to giving them a chance to form a special bond with officers.
"Unfortunately over the years in the events that have gone on in this country, a lot of people have turned against the police, so this is kind of a bridge we're trying to build back with the community to let the kids know hey we're here for you., we're your friends, not the enemy," said Officer William Murray of the Greece Police Department.
Santa Claus also made an appearance with a special police escort.
The Greece Police Uniformed Patrolman's Association helped sponsor Saturday's event.