Being stopped by police a good thing for some kids in Pflugerville

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Getting stopped by the police usually means you are doing something wrong. But what about getting a ticket for doing something good?

Pflugerville police officers started patrolling the streets Monday looking for kids doing something to be safe. Those children will be given a special ticket, thanking them.

It is called ‘Cool Moves‘ and this is the fifth year for the program.

Police will be giving tickets for things like wearing a helmet when on a bike, crossing the street safely and wearing a seatbelt. Kids will then be able to use the tickets to get free ice cream this summer.

“It helps build a rapport with our students and children within the community,” said Cpl. Dan Griffith with the Pflugerville Police Department. “They’ll know offices are their friend…when they have a problem they can come to us, and know we’re not just the ones writing mom and dad a ticket.”

The Cool Moves program will be running until the end of September. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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