Chief's orders: ‘Tons of tickets' to be handed out this summer

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BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Oh. - A nearby Ohio town’s police chief is once again making headlines, this time for ordering his officers to issue “tons of tickets” this summer.

But before drivers get all worked up, the Brimfield police Chief has asked you to read the entire article.

Chief David Oliver, of the Brimfield Township Police Department, took to his popular Facebook page to share the message.

In part, the message states, “Effective June 9th, 2014 we begin “Operation Safe Summer.” My officers are ordered to stop anyone appearing to be 15 years of age or under who is riding a bicycle and wearing a helmet while doing so. My officers will then issue the youthful offender a ticket for a free ice cream cone from Frank’s Drive-in. Last year we gave away nearly 200 free ice cream treats. It sent a strong message… and we are sending one again this year.”

Chief Oliver got international attention when he posted another message about the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School, urging Facebook and other social media users to be respectful, and not political after the tragic event. Brimfield Township is located about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh. 

Read more about that, HERE.