Photo by Gabriel Goodwin
Allen Park Police Officer Dan Mack (left) and Clyde the K-9 watched as Avery, 6, picks out a toy during the Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. The department sponsors local children from the three the elementary schools in the Allen Park Public Schools — Arno, Bennie and Lindemann — and takes them shopping for Christmas gifts for themselves and their family. Each child receives a $165 Meijer gift card to spend. The program is in its fourth year, but has been sponsored by Meijer for the last three years.