Positive ticketing program goes into effect

A positive ticketing program means young people caught being good citizens are being given a ticket and a chance to win a prize.

 

By Treena Mielke

Sometimes being handed a ticket by a uniformed police officer is not such a bad thing.

Two young men who happened to be wearing helmets when riding their skateboards found this out last Wednesday when they were suddenly approached by Const. Carman Dutz of the Rimbey RCMP.

The constable was carrying a ticket book and he looked like he meant business.

And he did.

“You’ve been caught,” he told thirteen-year-old Evan Barr and twelve-year-old Jaxon

And he did.

“You’ve been caught,” he told thirteen-year-old Evan Barr and twelve-year-old Jaxon Obray.

The boys were understandably quite surprised when they were handed tickets.

Dutz explained that a positive ticketing program is now underway in Rimbey.

“In a nutshell we just look for kids that are being good citizens and we give them a ticket.”

All tickets go into a monthly draw for a prize.

The program is an effective way to encourage positive behavior among young people, said Dutz.

“We have done the positive ticketing program in every community that I have worked in and it does have the desired effect,” said Dutz. “We always get very positive feedback, as well.”

The positive ticketing program is being sponsored by the town and local businesses.

 

 

Just Posted

Hawk Tail Brewery ready to open doors

New Rimbey business to begin operation

Peace officer keeps busy

Trenholm’s duties include ensuring municipal bylaws and provincial legislation is adhered to

Rimbey RCMP get called to domestic dispute

Rocky Mountain House and Ponoka RCMP assist

Motorist flees police near Ponoka, escapes on foot

While attempting a traffic stop police say the driver sped off before hitting the ditch

Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971

Adrian Pearce, now a married father of two, received the small present from his highschool sweetheart

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Alberta Finance Minister says equalization program not working

Equalization formula fails Alberta again, says UCP

Omar Khadr to ask for Canadian passport to travel, permission to speak to sister

He spent years in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay after he was caught when he was 15

Most Read