Florida Cop Ice Cream Van Offers Free Icy Treats To Engage With Community

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This is the moment a Florida police ice-cream van goes out into the community and offers free icy treats to “engage with children and adults in the city”.

The cop ice-cream van was unveiled in the city of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County in the US state of Florida on 15th July.

The van will visit local neighbourhoods in an attempt to “build relationships” with the community.

Delray Beach Police Ice cream truck in Delray Beach in Florida in the United States on the 15th of July 2021. (@DelrayBeachPolice/Newsflash)

The Delray Beach Police Department said in a statement: “Take a look at out our new community ice cream truck! It will soon be rolling into a neighbourhood near you.

“Delray Beach Police Chief Javaro Sims says it’s the perfect ‘ice breaker’ to continue to build relationships and engage with children and adults in the city.”

The police added: “The tasty cold treats are free and we hope to see you soon! Stay tuned as we work on all the details. We’d like to give a special thanks to a long list of community sponsors and Delray Citizens for Delray Police for making this possible.”

Delray Beach Police Ice cream truck in Delray Beach in Florida in the United States on the 15th of July 2021. (@DelrayBeachPolice/Newsflash)

Delray Beach Police Chief Javaro Sims said: “The goal is to look for creative and innovative ways to engage our community.

“We must continue to find ways to break down those invisible barriers that we deal with on a daily basis within our communities.”

Sims believes the instantly-recognisable music will bring kids running to the cop van for an icy treat.

Officers sharing free ice cream from their ice cream truck in Delray Beach in Florida in the United States on the 15th of July 2021. (@DelrayBeachPolice/Newsflash)

He said: “Hopefully, when the music comes on, we’re going to get kids, who are going to run out their doors, and want ice cream.”

As the treats are free, the police hope that citizens will take the time to ask questions and connect with officers about local issues.

He said: “We [the police] have some of the same issues they [residents] have, we have some of the same problems they have…why not bring kids together to talk about them, and you don’t know, you may get out an answer or a question to your problems or issues.”

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