Posted Online: May 10, 2013, 10:57 am

Morrison police announce Helmet Incentive Program

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Press release submitted by City of Morrison


Morrison Police Department announces the Helmet Incentive Program for 2013!

Morrison Police Chief Brian Melton is proud to announce the Helmet Incentive Program again this year! The program is to promote bicycle safety among our youth and is only possible through the continued partnership and support of the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, owners Ellen and Bart Smith.

The Morrison Police Department's Helmet Incentive Program offers an incentive to those children (ages 3-16) that wear their helmet when bicycling. Chief Melton explains, "Starting today and through the summer months, anytime a Morrison Police Officer observes a child between the ages of 3 and 16 riding their bicycle with a helmet on, the Officer will reward that child with a coupon for free ice cream from the Dairy Queen." Melton continues, "We hope this program encourages our youth to wear their helmets and practice bicycle safety when riding."

Melton closed with, "We are very grateful to the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Ellen and Bart Smith and their staff for their continued support. Most importantly, we are excited about having the opportunity again this year for the program! We hope to reward even more children this year … so wear your helmets and encourage others to do so as well!"