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The Phoenix Police Foundation and Courtesy Chevrolet have partnered to launch the “Cool Treats One” van, a newly redesigned community engagement tool for the City of Phoenix Police Department. Through 2022, Cool Treats One will travel to community events in the Phoenix Metro area where Phoenix Police Department officers will be serving icy treats to children and their parents.

The primary function of the Cool Treats One van is to introduce community members to law enforcement in a fun and engaging way that can encourage communication and help break down barriers that might exist. According to Officer Christopher Abril, who often staffs the van, “We would like the first contact with our department to be a positive interaction so trust and understanding can be established.”

“The Phoenix Police Foundation is extremely grateful for the partnership with Courtesy Chevrolet to bring to life Cool Treats One’s new and improved look,” says Timothy Thomas, president of the Phoenix Police Foundation. “The icy treats truck allows engagement with the Phoenix Police Department and the community in a fun and positive way.”

“Like the Phoenix Police, Courtesy Automotive Group is part of the fabric of our community, since 1955. We have been proud supporters of the Phoenix Police for decades and are thrilled to help make the Cool Treats One van a reality for our community,” says Scott Gruwell, CEO of Courtesy Automotive Group.