Police Reward Kids by Issuing Ice Cream Tickets
This summer, kids of all ages are trying to get to Brimfield, Ohio.
Brimfield police officers are starting Operation Safe Summer, targeted to kids 12 and under, wearing bike helmets.
Police Chief David Oliver summarized the new policy on Facebook:
Effective next week, my officers will have a quota for tickets….at least one per shift. We are going to be profiling, too. We will target a specific group, with the express purpose of writing as many tickets as possible. I am strongly encouraging my officers to write as many as they can, every shift, every day…it is called operation Safe Summer…
If a cop spots a child with a bike helmet while riding, they will be issued a ticket. Fortunately, it’s the kind of ticket that everyone wishes they would get whenever they’re pulled over. Instead of having to go to traffic school and paying a fine, each ticket is good for one free ice cream from Franks Drive-in.
For those Brimfield residents who don’t bike, Franks Drive-In will also be accepting tickets written to kids for “any act of kindness.”