City program values kindness and good behaviours in youth
As the days continue to grow longer, the City of Leduc anticipates seeing more and more people enjoying the outdoors, and with that Leduc’s law enforcement agencies will be on patrol to catch local children and youth doing good in their community.
“Rewarding the positive behaviours and actions of Leduc’s younger community reinforces the importance of building the values of a safe and caring community for future generations,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “The Positive Ticketing program creates these opportunities with the support of local business partners to let children and teens know their positive decisions and kindness matter in our community.”
Leduc’s Positive Ticketing program was designed to create opportunities for positive interactions for children and youth with local Community Peace Officers and RCMP by rewarding their good deeds, safety-first decisions and kind acts. When officers are in the community, they’ll be on the lookout for youth doing good in their neighbourhood, including safety-conscience actions and knowledge. Officers will approach with a ‘positive ticket’ and fun treat, thanks to local business sponsors.
Children and youth may be rewarded for some of the following:
- Wearing a helmet and safety gear
- Practicing crosswalk safety
- Helping others, like holding open a door
- Picking up litter/trash in a park
- Knowledgeable of safety tips pertaining to their age group and/or activity
“We also want children and their families to know that local law enforcement are great resources in our community, and this program helps foster some of those relationships to let children know that officers are approachable and relatable should they ever need help,” says Mayor Young.
Positive Ticketing begins in May and will naturally conclude as the weather grows colder this fall.
For more information, visit Leduc.ca/positive-tickets or call 780-980-71537 (1LES).
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