The Aransas Pass Police Department is putting their newest tool to help with community relationships: doughnuts.
Police officers and doughnuts… it is a love affair that dates back prior to the 1950s. But these officers aren’t hogging them all for themselves.
This morning, instead of handing out tickets, the Aransas Pass Police Department will be handing out free doughnuts to kids,during Drive by Donut with an Officer Day.
The Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce, Aransas Pass Police Department and The Donut Place joined forces for their bi-annual event that happens just before Christmas Break and Spring Break each year.
A free donut will be handed to each Child (riding in the car) by AP police officers.
“The community of Aransas Pass is very passionate about raising our kids in a safe, supporting and loving environment. It takes a village to raise a child. We believe strongly that our youth should see police in a way that makes them feel safe and secure, that they can turn to them if ever they need to reach out to them. Donuts are a fun way to start building fun, trusting relations with our local officers,” said CEO/President at Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce Rosemary Vega.
Behind this goodwill initiative is a philosophy that law enforcement agencies can reduce crime and improve relations between police and the citizens in their community.
“It’s about community partnerships and relations. Without their support and strength, we lose legitimacy and authority. Not to mention, if we don’t write our story for our youth, who will they turn to to get that story? There are many not so favorable sources out there. But better than any read or told source is the source of experience we can give in person,” said Aransas Pass Chief of Police Eric Blanchard.
Stop by any of the two locations below for a free donut handed to each child by an APPD Officer.
The Donut Palace #1
103 W. Cleveland
The Donut Palace #2
1933 W. Wheeler
Friday, December 7th
7:15 AM – 8:00 AM