Regina's Police Service is seeking to improve relationships with young people and officials by issuing “positive tickets”.
"I think one of the demographic police is looking for more tools to tackle youth," said Cst Jonathon Turner “Our tattoos are very popular with the youth. Children are always coming to us looking for tattoos So this gives members another tool to allow them to reward those children when they see the positive thing to do that initiative, I think it will be. Great. reward for doing some action. ”
Officers can reward the children if they see something positive like riding a bike with a helmet, using an intersection, or keeping a door. Turner began the initiatives to improve relations between young people and officials in Regina.
“It's definitely not new across Canada, so I did some research, I spoke to some good members from other departments from across Canada,” said Turner. “I learned what they worked for them, what didn't work for them and what I had established myself for.”
On Wednesday, Turner handed out two positive tickets for two young girls riding their bikes with their clocks.
"I think my dad and my mom are going to be very proud and I am delighted," said Peyton Lawson.
The tickets can be redeemed for a pass to Regina Pat's game, a children's meal at Burger King, or entering a city recreation facility.
“When we start our foundation, we are particularly important when we start the community and build on our young people's lives,” said Stacey Cattell, Chief Operating Officer of the Regina Pats. How do you grow young leaders, how do you reward the young children for doing great things in the community and this wasn't very close to us, so we're very excited. "
A thousand tickets are printed by Regina Police Service. Tickets will be available to all officers who wish to bring them out and this will be a city-wide initiative throughout the year.
"This is a great way to encourage young people to make good safety decisions," said Chief Executive Evan Bray, Regina Police Service. "Even good decisions about how they interact with people who use manners."
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