The La Porte City Police Department has instituted a community rewards program that rewards “good behavior” with a cool treat from Tootsie’s Ice Cream & More that helps build positive relationships between the department and the city’s young people.
Through the program, officers can “ticket” youngsters who are caught being good citizens and exhibiting positive behaviors. Appropriate “offenses” that might warrant the free ice cream cone coupons include helping another person, wearing a bicycle helmet while riding or skating, deterring crime or keeping the community clean. Officers will be on the lookout for reasons to give the coupons away.
The rewards program is sponsored by Tootsie’s Ice Cream & More and an anonymous donor.