Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer RCMP conduct ‘positive ticket’ campaign

The Red Deer RCMP is showing some appreciation to children who were acting as good citizens.

In a press release Wednesday, they saidCommunity Policing members are handing out ‘positive tickets’ to children and youth demonstrating safety and good citizenship in the community. They say the program gives the opportunity for police to engage with youth in a positive manner and build relationships in our community.

“We hand out ‘positive tickets’ to youth doing good deeds in the community. This could be something as simple as holding a door open for an elderly person, using a crosswalk to cross the street, or wearing a helmet at the skate park,” said Corporal Mike Evans of the Red Deer RCMP’s Community Policing team.

As a positive reinforcement for good behaviour, members are giving out coupons for a free taco from Taco Monster, which were donated to the Red Deer RCMP.

The positive tickets are redeemable for one free Taco Monster taco at the Market Kitchen in Gasoline Alley.