Beat the Heat with Operation Hoodsie!
Under the leadership of Mayor Thomas Menino, the Boston Police Department recently launched its latest community policing initiative, Operation Hoodsie Cup, (www.operationhoodsiecup.org). Operation Hoodsie Cup is a Hood Ice Cream Truck utilized by Boston Police officers to hand-deliver Hoodsie Cups to children in pre-determined areas of the city. This one-on-one contact and trust-building approach will create new channels for communication between the youth and police in each of Boston’s neighborhoods.
BPD’s Ice Cream Truck begins its weekly routine patrols today through pre-determined locations.
The next scheduled route is as follows:
Wednesday August 18th, 2010
C-11 (Dorchester) 4:00pm-7:00pm: Henry Street, Gevena Ave, Bowdoin Street neighborhoods
Thursday August 19th, 2010
C-6 (South Boston) 4:00pm-7:00pm: West Broadway Development, Old Colony Housing, Mary Ellen McCormack Housing, Tynan Community Center, M Street Park
Each week the Boston Police Department will announce the weekly route of Operation Hoodsie Cup. At various times during the course of the program Boston Police Officers will drive the BPD Hood Ice Cream Truck though Boston neighborhoods to hand out Hoodsie Cups and engage with the city’s youth. Hill Holiday developed the creative concept and design for Operation Hoodsie Cup and partnered with Boston Police and Hood to create the BPD-designed ice cream delivery truck. The Hood Truck stops will take place along pre-determined routes in each police district throughout the City of Boston and will be announced via BPDNews.com.