By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – Peace Officer James Alaeddine was busy handing out positive tickets in December. Two of those recipients went on to receive $100 each.
Seven-year-old Jakob D’Aoust was presented a ticket for using the crosswalk and being alert while crossing, 10-year-old Ethan Lessard was issued a positive citation for doing school patrol and helping to keep fellow students safe.
Positive Tickets are issued to youth 18 years and under. When an Officer observes someone obeying the law, the officer issues that person a positive ticket which the recipient drops off at the Morinville RCMP detachment or at the town office. This entitles the ticket holder to a chance to win a monthly draw of $100.00.
The project is a partnership between the Morinville RCMP, Enforcement Services and Community Services. The Positive Ticketing Program focuses on finding and recognizing the positive things youth are doing in our community. The program is seen as a dynamic approach to crime prevention and increasing positive connections, while working with young citizens to reduce crime.