RCMP pro­mot­ing good be­hav­iour with pos­i­tive tick­ets

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Photo sub­mit­ted Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail

Drumheller RCMP are hand­ing out pos­i­tive tick­ets to youths act­ing re­spon­si­bly and prac­tic­ing proper safety.

Drumheller RCMP Staff Sergeant Grant MacDon­ald ex­plained the Pos­i­tive Ticket pro­gram: “When an RCMP Mem­ber sees a young per­son who is demon­strat­ing some­thing pos­i­tive, when it comes to safety such as a child wear­ing a hel­met at the skate park or pick­ing up their skate­board to walk it across marked cross­ings. The ticket will en­ti­tle them to a swim pass at the Aquaplex.”

Drumheller As­set De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee will be de­vel­op­ing new Pos­i­tive Tick­ets in the spring, which will give the ticket holder the op­por­tu­nity to de­cide be­tween us­ing the pass for the Aquaplex or the BCF. Th­ese will also be tracked as to where the us­age is more fre­quent.

MacDon­ald fur­ther said, “The RCMP wants a pos­i­tive con­nec­tion be­tween of­fi­cers and young peo­ple. Youth in Drumheller have a lot of pos­i­tive as­sets so we want to draw that out.”

Get­ting this ticket is a good thing. Pro­mot­ing good be­hav­ior, prac­tic­ing safety and act­ing re­spon­si­bly can earn the pos­i­tive ticket handed out by RCMP.

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