OPP supporting the positive actions of young peopleWednesday, December 11, 2013 by: Kate Adams
OPP News Release
ORILLIA -Young people doing the right thing may earn them some well-deserved recognition this winter.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has partnered with Mac’s Convenience Stores across Ontario again this year for Operation Heat 2013, a program that rewards kids who demonstrate positive actions and show kindness toward others.
OPP officers will be keeping an eye for kids doing something good in communities across the province; and when they catch someone in an act of kindness, it’s a ‘thank you’ they will get in the form of free “ticket” for hot chocolate.
The OPP is proud to be a part of Operation Heat 2013 to recognize positive behaviour by Ontario youth.
In addition to recognizing good behaviour, Operation Heat promotes opportunities for OPP officers to interact with young people in our communities.
The OPP’s Positive Ticketing Program allows officers to use coupons to recognize youth for doing good deeds.
Officers can use the coupons to establish a dialogue with kids in their patrol area.
“The OPP is pleased to participate again this year in this highly successful initiative that recognizes youth for responsible and caring behaviour,” said OPP Inspector Robyn MacEachern, OPP Crime Prevention Section.
“Any opportunity we have to interact with young people is a good thing. Engaging our business communities in support of youth programs also helps make our communities stronger.”
“Operation Heat provides law enforcement with an additional tool to initiate communication and reward our youth in a positive way”, says Sean Sportun - Manager, Loss Prevention & Security for Mac’s in Central Canada.
“Mac’s strives to be a leader in crime prevention and we are very excited about this new initiative and the positive message it helps deliver.”
Learn more at the OPP Crime Prevention Section, Community Issues Internet site @ www.opp.ca