CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor and the Concord Police Department are pleased to announce they have begun issuing citations for good behavior as a way to connect with the community in a positive way.
Officers Ron Holsinger and Robert Capone brought the idea forward and, along with other officers, will be issuing “citations” for good behavior to up to 200 people. Through a donation from Wade Rubinstein, owner Reasons to be Cheerful, a dessert cafe in Concord, recipients of these citations will be entitled to two scoops of ice cream from the cafe, located at 110 Commonwealth Ave. in West Concord.
“Reasons to be Cheerful and Wade Rubinstein are committed to making a positive difference in our community and we are appreciative that they have partnered with us,” Chief O’Connor said. “This unique and lighthearted initiative fits perfectly with our department’s goal to provide exceptional service all of the time.”
Some examples of good behavior will include: wearing bicycle helmets, holding a parent’s hand while crossing the street, wearing a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk, looking both ways before crossing the street, crossing at a crosswalk with the light, and much more.