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To request Operation Polar Cops for your event, please email: polarcops@slmpd.org

Operation Polar Cops

In July of 2016, the Metropolitan Police Department unveiled Operation Polar Cops ice cream truck. The truck is operated by the Community Engagement/Organizational Development Division (CEODD) and provides free ice cream treats at various locations throughout the City of St. Louis. The mission of Operation Polar Cops is to cultivate positive interactions between our officers and the citizens we serve.

The ice-cream truck was purchased by the St. Louis Police Foundation. Prairie Farms Dairy and Schnuck Markets, Inc. donated over 6,000 ice cream treats and frozen novelties to stock the truck. Switch, an experiential marketing and advertising agency headquartered in St. Louis, designed the exterior of the truck at no cost. Operation Polar Cops travels to predetermined locations, such as parks, recreation centers and schools as well as attend community events.

Operation Polar Cops was inspired by Operation Hoodsie Cup, a successful initiative created by the Boston Police Department in 2007.