With police-related tragedies popping up left and right lately, the gap between cops and citizens is steadily growing wider and wider. One department intends to change that in the best way possible.
In an attempt to strengthen communication between the police and the communities they serve, Police Chief Kevin Lands and his fellow officers from the Halifax Police Department in Virginia have begun pulling people over and informing them of their crime, breaking “vehicle code 1739.” Check out the video below to see the punishment that was doled out.
According to Fox 2 St. Louis, Officer Warner pulled over 20 people that day, although he was dishing out ice cream cones rather than tickets.
Thankfully for all of us, Officer Warner’s partner captured this young lady’s reaction to the welcome surprise.
“Her reaction was absolutely the best,” Warner said. “It was genuine, and she had us smiling and laughing for a good hour afterwards, and I’ve probably watched the video myself 50 times just laughing… and that’s one of the great things with police work. You get to meet people like that on a daily basis, and it makes the job worth it.”
If all police departments were like this, I have a feeling the world would be a much more amicable place.