Wellington OPP officers will be looking to hand out positive tickets this winter.
They are taking part in Operation Heat. Officers will hand out tickets to youth in the community who are demonstrating positive behaviours. The ticket is redeemable at Mac’s Convenience and Circle K stores across Ontario for a free hot choclate.
A youth may receive a “Positive Ticket” from an officer for a number of positive behaviours:
– Doing a good deed
– Participating in community activities
– Demonstrating community pride eg. picking up trash
– Deterring crime or observing school crossing rules.
Officers can also use the tickets as an “icebreaker” to start a conversation with youth in their patrol areas. OPP Inspector Robyn MacEachern says this is a great program to help police interact with youth in our communities.
“The OPP is pleased to participate once again in this community based initiative that recognizes youth for responsible and caring behavior. Operation Heat gives our officers opportunities to interact and initiate relationships with youth in a positive manner within our communities.”