Stratford police look to further build community relations

Coming off the success of the Stratford Police Department's Random Acts of Kindness campaign, the department is now working on other ways to further build

During the campaign, officers would walk up to individuals and hand them gift certificates instead of tickets.

During the campaign, officers would walk up to individuals and hand them gift certificates instead of tickets. (1/7/16)

STRATFORD - Coming off the success of the Stratford Police Department's Random Acts of Kindness campaign, the department is now working on other ways to further build community relations.

During the campaign, officers would walk up to individuals and hand them gift cards instead of tickets. One woman at a Wal-Mart broke down into tears when she received her gift.

The department also received a grant from Target to allow 50 Stratford families spend $100 on Christmas gifts.

Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour says he wants to build on relationships with the community and show people the department cares as tensions run high across the country with other police departments.

Ridenhour says he wants to continue the Random Acts of Kindness campaign next holiday season and is working on more programs to help children.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they've made an arrest in a 1 Bridgeport police make arrest in fatal shooting
Authorities are working to return a homicide suspect 2 Authorities work to return homicide suspect to CT
2 people were killed and 1 man is 3 2 killed, 1 in stable condition after Gabreski Airport plane crash
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 4 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
5 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE