The Boston Police Department knows how to get on kids’ good sides: ice cream. They’ve been making friends and earning trust with the young crowd for the past few years by passing out free ice cream from their very own ice cream truck.
The truck was donated by Hood ice cream company and they stock it with frozen treats for officers to pass out in the community. The kids love getting free ice cream and the grown-ups like having a chance to talk to an officer about anything happening in the neighborhood they want to share or talk about.
“These kinds of projects show the community that we care about more than just arresting,” explains Boston Police Officer Kenneth Grubbs. It helps build a relationship between young people and the police and that’s priceless.
Source: NBC News