St. Louis police add ice cream truck as outreach tool

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“ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police have a question to ask as they take their new truck into neighborhoods: One scoop or two?

Police Chief Sam Dotson calls it “Operation Polar Cops,” a truck that will give away ice cream treats at various events at parks, community centers and schools, part of an effort to improve community relations. Police say the goal is to provide a “fun environment for citizens to have positive interactions with our officers.” The truck, retrofitted to look like a typical ice cream truck but dressed in police blue, was unveiled Tuesday.

“Operation Polar Cops is a unique tool to reach our youngest citizens,” Dotson said. “The goal of this project is simple. It’s about introducing our officers as positive role models in a fun environment.”

St. Louis police, like many other police departments in the U.S., are trying to soften the often tense relationship with the community it serves.”

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/st-louis-police-add-ice-cream-truck-as-outreach-tool-1.12095584

Although this seems to be a step in the right direction, why not try something a little more simple?

Stop shooting people

Personally I will take a pass on both the ice cream and the hot lead

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