Planning has begun for the Cops and Kids event for 2018. An official date hasn't yet been scheduled, but it is anticipated sometime in August.

Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano-Stafford said they had 500 T-shirts for children last year and know there were 800 or more that showed up. This year, organizers are working toward getting 1,000 T-shirts for the kids, she said. Fundraising has already begun. Any businesses wanted to donate to the event or help by volunteering can contact Lozano-Stafford at 405-501-3357.