Operation Hoodsie Cup Gets a Facelift!!! Mayor Walsh & Commissioner Evans Unveil Newest Addition to BPD’s Patrol Force: Today, Monday, August 1, 2106, Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans and Dick Parry of the Boston Police Foundation announced a significant addition and upgrade to the BPD’s Operation Hoodsie Cup community policing efforts with the unveiling of a brand new BPD Ice Cream Truck. Since its creation in 2010, Operation Hoodsie Cup has enabled BPD officers to connect with thousands of kids in our community while handing out over 120,000 free Hoodsie Cups. Behind every Hoodsie Cup is an understanding and a promise that the men and women of the BPD are committed to keeping our city’s young people safe and secure.
Said Commissioner Evans: “If you had told me 30 years ago that the Boston Police Department would have an ice cream truck as part of its patrol force and my officers would be handing out Hoodsie Cups … I would’ve said you were crazy. But, I absolutely love the new truck and everything this program represents. The goodwill it generates between my officers and our city’s young people is undeniable and nothing short of remarkable and my only regret is that I wish we had started doing this 30 years ago.”
Said one officer: “It’s about way more than ice cream. It’s about relationships and keeping kids safe. We want kids to like and look up to us. Operation Hoodsie Cup gives us the platform to share that message and make that connection.”
Special thanks to the Boston Police Foundation who purchased the new ice cream truck. Special thanks to the fine folks at HP Hood Co. for their ongoing support and donation of all the ice cream. Special thanks to all the kids from the Tobin Community Center for their role in helping us unveil our new ice cream truck. Couldn't have done it without the kids!!!