GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen and the Groveland Police Department are pleased to announce the launch of the Scoops for Safety program.
Scoops for Safety is a program that is being offered by the Groveland Police Department all summer in an effort to promote safe biking practices.
Children 12 and under who are seen wearing their helmets while riding their bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates or scooters by Groveland Police Officers will be awarded a certificate for free ice cream, provided by Jeff & Maria’s.
The certificate is good for one free scoop of ice cream and is valid through August 31.
The Groveland Police Department encourages residents to participate by riding their bikes, skateboards, roller skates/blades, and scooters safely around town.
“Our officers will be on the look-out for children wearing helmets all summer and reward them for their safe practices,” said Chief Gillen. “It is important to wear a helmet while riding a bike, and this program is a fun opportunity for all children to participate.”
Residents are also reminded to be mindful of a larger presence of bicycles on the roads during the summer months and to pay attention when driving.