Po­lice waive tick­ets for do­na­tions

The Times-Tribune - - Local / State -

A Penn­syl­va­nia po­lice depart­ment is waiv­ing traf­fic vi­o­la­tions in the hope that peo­ple will do­nate toys in­stead.

WJAC-TV re­ports the St. Marys City Po­lice Depart­ment started their Cops for Kids pro­gram Mon­day. Rather than hand­ing out a ticket for a mi­nor traf­fic vi­o­la­tion, of­fi­cers will hand out a flyer ask­ing cit­i­zens to drop off an un­wrapped toy at the po­lice depart­ment.

Of­fi­cer Der­rick Welsh says the pro­gram not only helps mo­torists out, but it also gives back to the com­mu­nity. The toys will be do­nated to Project Gifts for Elk County, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps chil­dren in need.

Res­i­dents with­out traf­fic vi­o­la­tions are still wel­come to do­nate gifts to the depart­ment.

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