Rewarding Good Behavior
The Positive Ticketing Program is a program designed to change the way policing is done in the St. Louis area. Positive Tickets is a police and community program where you catch kids doing good things and reward them with a voucher or coupon to some fun, free activity. Positive Tickets are issued to youth by caring adults for good behavior, such as staying out of trouble or performing good deeds.
New Life Evangelistic Center volunteers will be contacting a variety of restaurants and businesses for gift certificates to be given to area police departments who take part in the PTP. The purpose of this program is to attempt to change the concept of policing from that of being negative to positive.
Police Officers participating will be encouraged to ticket youth who they see engaging in “positive behavior” such as picking up trash, shoveling a sidewalk or deterring crime. A youth can also be nominated to receive a ticket.
The tickets will be rewards in the form of coupons or gift certificates for things such as hamburgers, ice cream, movie tickets or seats at a local Cardinal, Blues or Rams game.
By issuing the tickets, officers will develop a rapport with local youth. The ticketing campaign will also reinforce positive behavior by offering something of value.
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For further information please contact Larry Rice at 314 881-3218.
Ward Clapham, Former Superintendent of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada RCMP and the creator of www.PositiveTicketing.com will be in St. Louis to share with us the difference that this program can make in our communities for good. To get involved and attend this event please call Dulce Gaede at (314) 881-3218.