CITATION FOR A COOKIE!
The High Springs Police Department has launched its Citation for a Cookie Community partnership initiative. Each officer of the High Springs Police Department has been issued a book of Cookie Citations to hand out to unsuspecting children throughout the city. The children, in turn, can redeem the Cookie Citation for one free cookie at a local business.
The Cookie Citation, which depicts a High Springs Police Department gold badge and shoulder patch reads, “On the above date and time, Officer (issuing officer’s name) of the High Springs Police Department observed you commit the following….”
Officers are on the lookout for children seen committing a random act of kindness, or following safety rules, such as, wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, wearing safety equipment while rollerblading or skateboarding, or crossing the street within the crosswalk after looking both ways. The child, after being issued a Cookie Citation can redeem it for a freshly baked gourmet cookie treat.
The High Springs Police Department has partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, and The Talented Cookie located in High Springs. On the other hand, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe has committed to funding the cost of the program, as well as printing the Cookie Citations.
The Cookie for a Citation program is a way for the officers of the High Springs Police Department to interact with the children on a much different level as typically seen during the officer’s normal tour of duty. This type of positive police-community relations is invaluable; especially in light of recent incidents seen in the media.
ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes Police-Community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and Law Enforcement while bringing back a true sense of Community and provides a great opportunity to bring Police and Neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Free Door Prizes, and Give-A-Ways;
Free Bounce House & Jumbo Slides
Free Cotton Candy and Snow Cones;
DJ and Family Friendly Music;
Free Face Painting;
Free Balloon Animals;
Family Fun and Games;
Free School Supplies
Free Child Identification Videos provided by the Masonic Lodge
Free Police Shooting Simulator provided by the Santa Fe College Public Safety Institute;
Police K9 Demonstration;
OPERATION LIFESAVER presented by the HIGH SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM;
and Much More.