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 schedule for the week of August 23, 2010 is as follows:
- Wednesday August 25, 2010
District E13 & E18 from 4:00pm-8:00pm : Bromley Heath Housing, Mozart Park, Egleston YMCA, South Street Housing, Ross Field, Garfield Housing, Iacono Playground, Kelly Field and Dale St Park
- Thursday August 26, 2010
District D-4 & D14 from 4:00pm- 8:00pm: Ramsey Park, Peters Park, Sparrow Park and Clemente Park. Faneuil Housing/Mckinnley Playground, Oak Sq YMCA and Hardiman 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.