The Center Harbor Police Department is committed to bike safety. With the location of our town beach, park and basketball court many children travel by bike, skateboard, or scooter to get there. In an effort to educate and encourage voluntary compliance with the state law that requires any person less than 16 years of age riding a bicycle on a public way to wear a helmet, the Center Harbor Police Department will team up with local businesses to reward those children who are ‘caught’ wearing a helmet. Those found following the rules will be issued an ice cream ticket which will be redeemable for an ice cream cone at the participating business.
For the 2012 summer season, Dewey’s Ice Cream Parlor and Café located at 34 Plymouth Street in Center Harbor provided 100 kiddie size ice cream cones at a reduced cost to the Police Department for the program. The Center Harbor Woman’s Club generously agreed to cover that cost. This is a great example of how a private business, a civic organization and the Police Department have come together to make this community program a success.