About Shop With a Cop of Silicon Valley

Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley (SWACSV) is an ethnically-led, 100% volunteer non-profit charitable organization, established in 2008 with an IRS ruling of a 501(C)-(3), charitable entity, in January 2012. SWACSV's primary goal is to promote literacy among children, ages 5-12, from under resourced neighborhoods and children who have suffered a traumatic crisis in their lives such as the loss of a parent due to violence or domestic violence in the home.

Shop with a Cop’s philosophy is to foster a continued mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve by engendering trust in the community and humanizing the person behind the badge so children can see police officers through a different lens. We would like to build bridges of collaboration and strategically invest in education, leadership development, and capacity building programs to help youth achieve to their fullest potential.

Contact Us

  • (669) 226-2663
  • P.O. Box 8003
    San Jose, CA.
  • info@shopwithacopsv.com
  • facebook.com

Our Shop With a Cop Team

Darrell Cortez

Executive Director
San Jose Police Department-retired

Alicia Cortez

Educator/Community Volunteer

Raymond Ortiz

Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation-retired

Virginia Ortiz

Board Member (Posthumous)
Elementary School secretary-retired

Mark Lopez

Board Member
Assistant Director Healthy Kids Foundation

Cecilia Barrie

Board Member
Elementary School Principal-retired

Daniel Acosta

Board Member
Chief of Police-Foothill/De Anza Community College

Elisa Carias

Board Member
Supervisor-Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation

Rebecca Marquez

Board Member
Sgt. San Jose Police Dept.-retired

Desiree Salguero

Board Member
Santa Clara Co. DA Investigator