Clinton Police Department Hosts a Heartwarming Event to Foster Positive Relationships between Kids and Law Enforcement
On a scorching summer day, the Clinton Police Department held its much-anticipated “Ice Cream with a Cop” event at Scoops on West Main in Clinton. The event was an overwhelming success, drawing a continuous stream of kids and adults who were eager to enjoy a cool treat while interacting with their local law enforcement officers.
The purpose of “Ice Cream with a Cop” was crystal clear: to foster positive relationships between kids and the men and women who serve and protect the community. Police Chief Sonny Ledda envisioned this event as an opportunity to create a fun and friendly atmosphere where the younger members of the community could interact with the police officers who work diligently to ensure their safety and well-being.
During the three-hour event, Chief Ledda warmly greeted each “little” guest, showing a genuine interest in connecting with the children.
“This event is about building bridges between the police department and the community we serve, especially the youngest members of our community. We want the kids to know that we are here to protect them, to support them, and to be their friends. It’s important to lay the foundation of trust and approachability at an early age,” Chief Ledda shared with a warm smile.
Scoops on West Main, a local favorite for ice cream and hot dogs was delighted to partner with the police department for such a positive initiative. Despite the sweltering heat outside, the ice cream shop was filled with laughter, joy, and a sense of community spirit.
Click on the images in the photo gallery to see the smiles from the event.