Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 26, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Give Rides to School in Pink Cruiser for Hope
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department gave rides to students and their parents in the department’s pink “Cruiser of Hope” during the last weeks of the school year.
Just over a year ago, Methuen Police unveiled the pink cruiser to raise awareness for breast cancer. On any given day, the cruiser is parked in front of the Methuen High School and Methuen’s grammar schools, and school resource officers share the duty of taking the car on assigned days.
Students and parents who have seen the cruiser around the city recently approached Methuen Police about the possibility of taking a ride in “Hope.” Interested students were selected by officers to ride to school in the pink cruiser with their parent for morning drop-off.
“The Methuen Police Department is always coming up with new and creative ways to get involved with the community,” Mayor Zanni said. “In this case, the School Service Unit is going above and beyond their normal duties to develop positive relationships with young students and their parents.”
Methuen Police hope to expand this program during the upcoming school year to give more students and parents the opportunity to ride in the special cruiser.
“These rides to school are a way for us to interact with the community, but also to spread the kind message of what this car represents,” Chief Solomon said. “We have received so much positive feedback on our pink cruiser, and we are happy to be able to continue to share it with our residents on a more personal level.”