(ORILLIA, ON) – Demonstrating positive behaviour and participating in random acts of kindness is the “cool” thing to do this summer.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is proud to be partnering once again with Mac’s Convenience Stores across Ontario for this year’s for Operation Freeze 2017.
“The positive ticketing program allows OPP officers to engage with youth in a positive way and help to build relationships and trust,” said OPP Inspector Robyn MacEachern, OPP Community Safety Services.
OPP officers will be on the lookout and if they catch a youth showcasing positive behavior in their community they may receive a thank you in the form of a ticket for a Mac’s Froster drink.
“Positive community engagement is an essential first step to breaking barriers and building trust,” said Sean Sportun, ICPS – Manager, Loss Prevention & Security for Mac’s in Central Canada.
A youth may receive a “positive ticket” from an officer for a number of positive behaviours: helping others in need, being leaders, doing a good deed and/or participating in community activities. Officers may also use the positive tickets as an ‘icebreaker’ to interact with youth.
In the summer of 2016, the OPP distributed over 27,500 Operation Freeze tickets throughout the province.