Category Archives: Shop with a Cop

3rd and final meeting for 2017 AZLEOS Shop with a Cop/Shop with a Sheepdog November 17th!

Click here to donate to AZLEOS Shop with a Cop Programs!


Mark the date!  November 17th, 10am at Scottsdale Community College!  Social Services Building Room 183.

Our 3rd community meeting for this great annual event will be held at Scottsdale Community College on Friday, November 17th at 10am.  Please mark the date and time, and plan on attending if you want to be a volunteer, your law or military organization wants to participate, your business wants to be a sponsor, or you want to host a fundraiser .

We will be talking about all 3 of our events in December including Teen Shop with a Cop 12/2 at Chandler Fashion Center, 12/9 at SCC and 12/16 at MCC. We need everyone’s support to make this another great year!!




Project Blue YOUTH Shop with a Cop Dec 10, 2016 BREAKFAST PHOTOS

AZLEOS Shop with a Cop Dec 10, 2016 at Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, AZ and the Walmart on Pima/Chaparral. Thank you to NHN for helping to fund this event so the kids could enjoy shopping with a cop and to Right Toyota/Honda for being our breakfast sponsors. We want to thank all of our volunteers and cops for without them, these events would not be possible. Thank you Tom Melton for cooking up a storm and to Kevin Kilday for all the amazing photos on each child and officer. Thank you to all our princesses from Royal Dreams Entertainment and the Star Wars 501st Legion who add so much to this event every year!

Thanks to so many agencies that participated today. MCCCD PD, SRPD, Chandler PD, ABLE, Scottsdale PD, Scottsdale Prosecutors Office, MCSO, AZ Department of Corrections (volunteer award winners!), Department of Child Safety, DPS, PVPD, Phoenix PD, Scottsdale Fire (Shhh,…Maria we won’t tell anyone), US Marines, and the US Marshals Posse (also $1000 donors).

Thank you to our sponsors for the Breakfast Right Toyota/Right Honda. Next week at Mesa Community College our Breakfast Sponsor is Lerner and Rowe.

Shout outs to the Scottsdale Kachina Lions Club for helping set everything up last night and taking it all down today! Thank you to Nick Daniels for setting up Candy Cane Lane!

Next week will be at Mesa Community College on 12/17!


More pictures to come!

Next Planning date Nov 18th 10am at SCC Social Behavioral Building, room SBE-181for AZLEOS Shop with a Cop 2016

Click here to donate to AZLEOS Project Blue Christmas Shop with a Cop 2016 Program. Your donation is tax deductible.

Click here to donate to AZLEOS!

I know you have all been waiting to hear the news about the fundraiser that NHN hosted for Shop with a Cop last week.  I am so excited to tell you that thanks to their hard work and a very special donor…they raised enough money for us to take 280 children between the Scottsdale and the Mesa Shop with a Cop events!  NHN members will be at both events to help us at the registers and pay for the kids as they go through the line. (Yes we still are hosting the Chandler TEEN Shop with a Cop on Dec. 3rd  9am at Chandler Fashion Center)

 150 kids on Dec. 10th  7:00am at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center – Breakfast Sponsor Right Toyota – Walmart on Pima

 130 kids on December 17th  7:30am at Mesa Community College  – Breakfast Sponsor Lerner and Rowe –Target on Longmore

                                                                                                                            Final Meeting: Friday, November 18th 10am at Scottsdale Community College Social Behavioral Building, room SBE-181.  It is the building that is just north of the Round-about and Flags near the Chaparral traffic light. 


What does this means for all of us?  We will need increased numbers of law enforcement personnel to attend both events so that we can pair up each child (one on one) with a cop for breakfast and shopping.

*If your agency wants to bring children that need help, with your department escorting…please plan on attending this meeting and notify us of the number of children you want to bring for both events.

 *If you don’t want to bring children, but your agency wants to attend one or both of the events and shop with the children, please attend this meeting with approximate numbers of law enforcement personnel you think will want to be involved from your agency so we have a starting point for recruiting.

Everyone is invited to participate in planning….All branches of law enforcement throughout AZ and federal agencies, military, veterans, spouses and families of law enforcement, allies of law enforcement and kids, sponsors, donors, media.

2016 Shop with a Cop Event Dates and Locations


Saturday, December 3rd – 9am – Chandler Fashion Mall – Breakfast at the mall followed by shopping at the Mall for 2 hours. Hosted by Chandler PD, Chandler Fashion Center and MCCCD PD.


Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 7:00am – Granite Reef Senior Center –Breakfast followed by shopping at the Walmart on Pima/Chaparral Rd near the campus, hosted by MCCCD PD and Salt River PD.


Saturday, December 17, 2016–7:30am – Mesa Community College- Breakfast followed by shopping at Target adjacent to the campus, hosted by MCCCD PD and Mesa PD.


Special guests will be at both breakfasts! Star Wars characters, Superheroes and Princesses! There is also a pretty good chance of SNOW we are told by Santa who will be coming in an MRAP Tank!


Each child/teen will be paired up with their own law enforcement officer to help them spend $100. The children of veterans who are deployed or injured will also be participating in these Shop with a Cop events.



Last year we had 20 local, county, state and federal Law Enforcement agencies participating!


Will you consider a tax deductible donation?


AZLEOS (Arizona Law Enforcement Outreach and Support)

8414 E. Vista Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85250            President: Cynthia Hill 480-695-2494


Donations can be made on line at  through PAYPAL


Sponsors of $1000 and over will be listed on our banners for all the events. All businesses that donate and submit a logo to will be thanked on social media weekly over the next 4 months. Personal donations will remain private unless you ask for recognition on social media.


AZLEOS is a 501c3 Tax ID # 47-2952266



Keep following Arizona LEOS Facebook page for updates and details.

I believe!!

Cindyshop with a cop black background logo 2015


Daylight Donuts Fundraiser for Shop with a Cop Halloween Weekend Oct 27,28,29 and 30th!!


Wow!!!! We need your support! Please share!! To honor and thank police officers Daylight Donuts will be donating 20% of EVERY purchase to AZLEOS Shop with a Cop. Drinks included!!! Stop by their store in the Safeway Complex, 1305 W. Guadalupe Road Suite E3 Mesa, AZ 85202 and help them take children in need shopping for Christmas. It is the nicest way you can say thanks to our officers.  Thank you Vincent Carfagno for supporting AZLEOS!! Halloween Weekend Oct 27, 28, 29, 30th!! 6am to 5pm Thurs-Saturday, 6am-Noon on Sunday.



Final Planning Meeting Dec. 4th for Shop with a Cop at SCC at 10am

Final Planning meeting December 4th at 10am at SCC in the Turquoise Room next to the cafeteria. Building SC. Park in visitors parking lot A. Please bring the names of the kids you selected, the number of cops attending from your agency, and badge stickers from your agency. We need to finalize our plans for both events so please attend or send a representative. Meeting will be two hours. See you this Friday!!




SRPD A/Chief Auerbach finds a new fundraising method to take kids to AZLEOS Shop with a Cop on Dec. 19th at SCC…Money for Moustache…


November 13, 2015

To: All of Our Friends who support the Law Enforcement Community

Assistant Chief Karl Auerbach has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years and has served the people of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community with honor and distinction for almost 24 years. This year, he has chosen to make one of the biggest sacrifices of his career for the children of the Community, but we need your help.

A/Chief Auerbach has agreed to shave off his signature moustache, which has also been serving law enforcement for almost 30 years; if we are able to raise $3000.00 (one hundred dollars for every year of service) for the “Shop with a Cop” program. In order to make this happen, the Salt River Police Department has put together a “Go Fund Me” account and we need your donations.

The Salt River Police Department has been a part of the “Shop with a Cop” program since its inception 13 years ago. One hundred percent of the donations go toward purchasing gifts for children in the Community for Christmas, which will take place on December 19th, 2015.

The Go Fund Me account will close on Friday December 11th, 2015 and if we meet our $3000 goal, Chief Auerbach will shave off his signature “Moustache” in a public ceremony on Monday December 21st, 2015.

A/Chief Auerbach a native Arizonan from Nogales, Arizona graduated from the Phoenix Police Department’s Regional Training Academy (class number 164) in 1980.  He has proudly served the Salt River Police Department for over 23-years with the last 16-years as the Assistant Chief of Police including two stints as the Acting Chief of Police. He is currently serving as the department’s Chief of Staff, responsible for the administration and management of the Salt River Police Department’s Budget, Contracts and Grants, Strategic Planning and Policies and Procedures. He serves on numerous law enforcement boards and is a well-known figure throughout the region.

A/Chief Auerbach said that he loves serving the Community and did not hesitate at this challenge, for the kids of course!

Please join us in this effort by making your online contribution to the account today.

Patrick R. Melvin, M.Ed.

Chief of Police,

Salt River Police Department