A new program with the Milton Police Department and the Police Advisory Committee seeks to strengthen the relationship between town residents and the department by rewarding good behavior noticed by police officers.

The “Do Good Donut” awards program which was launched at the beginning of this month, has police officers award a coupon for a free donut to residents who are caught doing something good.

In a press release from MPD the department lists a number of things that good be rewarded with a donut including:

  • Using a crosswalk
  • Proper use of a bike helmet
  • Allowing a pedestrian to cross a busy street
  • Volunteering in the community (shoveling, raking, delivering meals, clean up, etc.)
  • Commenting on a MPD Facebook post
  • Performing random acts of kindness witnessed by MPD staff
  • Helping a neighbor
  • Helping MPD when they are at a scene of an event (offering information, offering aid to people, etc.)
  • Helping at school
  • Proper use of crosswalks
  • Getting a car seat check by Sergeant Locke or Corporal Coulombe
  • Turning in lost property (cellphones, debit cards, etc.)
  • Picking up trash

The donuts are made by Madeleine’s Bakery on Southerberry Drive and paid for by Vermont Federal Credit Union. The coupons were designed by the Milton Artists' Guild.

The program runs through March 31.

(1) comment

Lisa Rees

Thanks, Alek, for the great story! The bakery is spelled Madeleine’s - which happens to be my mom’s name - and the coupons were designed by the Milton Artists’ Guild and not the bakery. It was a real team effort! Thanks again, for running the story.

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