(Fredericksburg)- This holiday season, the Fredericksburg Police Department is patrolling for people on the “nice list.” During the month of December, designated officers will provide Fredericksburg Downtown Gift Cards to citizens who are engaging in good deeds and/or obeying the law. Citizens in downtown Fredericksburg may be rewarded for acts such as walking in a designated crosswalk or holding the door for a stranger.
Officers will hand out 40 gift cards, each valued at five-dollars and are redeemable at more than 65 merchants located in downtown Fredericksburg. The gift cards were donated to the Fredericksburg Police Department by Fredericksburg Main Street Inc. as part of their efforts to encourage people to eat and shop local. “Building and maintaining strong relationships with the citizens we serve is paramount. We have continued to increase our community outreach efforts this year and encourage our officers to have non-enforcement contacts with citizens each shift they work. We appreciate Fredericksburg Main Street Inc.’s generous donation of gift cards so we can foster positive relationships with citizens,” said Fredericksburg Police Chief David Nye.