Regina Police will start issuing more tickets this summer, but this time, some people will be happy to receive them.
Police will be handing out positive tickets to kids who are observed or reported doing good things in the community.
Police Chief Evan Bray said it could be something as simple as having good manners.
“Often times I think as police, we’re trained in the community to watch for violations, but when we see something positive, we don’t always have the ability to step out and say ‘hey, good for you for doing that,’” Bray said. “I think that’s an important message for youth in our community.”
Does anyone like getting a ticket from the police? NO! What if it were a positive ticket! Thx to @CityofRegina @WHLPats @BurgerKing we will be rewarding the youth in our community for good choices & behaviours with positive tickets! @reginapolice @CTVGareth @GlobalRegina pic.twitter.com/Iyl9NC08nZ
— RPSCEU (@ReginapoliceCEU) July 17, 2019
Constable Jon Turner said any officer will be able to issue the tickets.
“They’re going to be mainly for patrol, traffic, our section, the community engagement unit,” Turner said. “Any member that wishes to have them, they’ll have access to them.”
The tickets can be redeemed for free admission to any City of Regina facility, Regina Pats game or a free kids meal at Burger King.