RCMP members are actively seeking opportunities to have positive interactions with youth and their families in the Chestermere community through the Positive Ticketing Program.
“Many times youth only see officers arrive and arrest someone for a criminal offence,” said Sgt. Stubbs with Chestermere RCMP. “One of our goals at the detachment is to have positive encounters and give youth the opportunity to see police working to make the community a better and safer place for them to live and play.”
An example of one of the over 150 positive tickets issued in the community occurred earlier this week.
On Wednesday, October 13, in the early evening hours, RCMP Constable Jas Rajpoot was on patrol in the Stonemere neighbourhood. Cst. Rajpoot noticed a youth who was worthy of a positive ticket.
Four year-old Quinn was riding his bike with his helmet on with his father Simon. When Cst. Rajpoot approached, Quinn said, “You are a good guy.”
Young Quinn was happy to receive the positive ticket by Cst. Rajpoot and promised to continue the good work.
“Having youth recognize police as the 'good guy' gives us the belief that our goals for positive engagement are worthwhile,” added Sgt. Stubbs.
The Chestermere RCMP are proud partners in the local Positive Ticketing Program. Learn more at https://www.yoursynergy.ca/positive-ticketing-program.
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