Students enjoy night out shopping and dining with officers

Back to school shopping is coming with an extra thrill for a group of kids this summer.

The Southampton Town Police Department partnered with New York State Police for a “Shop with a Cop” event in Riverhead to help children pick up school supplies for the upcoming year.

Riverhead Target sponsored the program and Southampton Town’s PBA provided extra funds to purchase additional supplies. On top of the shopping, the kids got to enjoy food from Rocco’s Pizza in Riverhead, with the help of donations from Atlantic Landscaping in Westhampton Beach.

The students and the officers both shopped and ate together as part of the initiative.