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Richibucto, October 28th, 2022 – The Kent Regional Service Commission (KRSC) and the Richibucto RCMP Detachment launched the fourth edition of the “positive ticketing” program in Kent County last spring. The initiative culminated in October with the prize draw among all tickets issued during the summer and fall of 2022.
This project aimed to develop healthy and safe habits among our youth. The project has enabled police officers in the Kent County area to connect with local youth by rewarding those who demonstrate good behaviour rather than just punishing offenders. Below you will find the reasons why tickets were issued:
– Wearing a helmet
– Safe use of a bicycle
– Wearing a seatbelt
– Use of the crosswalk
– Halloween safety
– Acts of kindness
– Approved car seat usage
– Boat safety
Over 200 positive ticket tickets were distributed during the initiative and the Richibucto RCMP are pleased with the results. Young people who received tickets could submit them and receive a small Gift from a local company and their name was also added to the draw for the final prizes.
Congratulations to Brea Flanagan from Dundas, Mykelti Augustine from Galloway and Bo Vautour from Mundleville, the three winners of the standard prizes – two $250 Mikes Bike Shop gift cards and one $500 gift card. The Sergeant’s Prize, a $250 gift card, which is generously offered by Sgt Maxime Babineau, was won by Lucas Chiasson of Saint Antoine. The KRSC and the Richibucto RCMP Detachment are delighted with the results and positive feedback received during the summer and fall. Noting the benefits of the program, the two organizations plan to repeat the initiative in 2023.
The Kent Regional Service Commission has been serving the public since 2013. The organization has two mandates: local planning and solid waste management, as well as several responsibilities for regional collaboration. Regional cooperation in policing is one of these additional responsibilities. Visit www.krsc.ca.