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Positive Ticketing Campaign Launched by Mac’s

April 23, 2012 – The Thunder Bay Police Service and Crime Prevention Council have partnered with Mac’s Convenience Stores to reward young people for positive behaviour in the community.

Police officers will ticket youth with a Froster coupon when they are spotted acting positively, such as volunteering or following safety rules.

“Operation Freeze recognizes youth for the positive contributions they make in our community,” said Tom Moher, Mac’s Vice President Operations Central Canada.

“Partnering with the Thunder Bay Police Service and Crime Prevention Council for this youth initiative will only make the community stronger. These coupons are excellent tools for police officers who are patrolling our communities. It’s an icebreaker, a way to initiate communication in a non-threatening, non-law-enforcement setting,” Moher said.

There will be approximately 60,000 Operation Freeze coupons distributed to various police services in Central Canada.

“The Thunder Bay Police Service supports the Operation Freeze initiative to recognize the youth in our community for their positive actions,” said Insp. Sylvie Hauth, Community Service Branch of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

“Acknowledging good behaviour at an early age is instrumental in assisting to develop good citizens in our community.  Officers will participate in handing out the coupons while on patrol,” Hauth said.

Operation Freeze will reward young people for being responsible and treating others with respect, said Tom Walters, Vice Chair of the Crime Prevention Council. “We believe this initiative will provide a positive reinforcement for good behaviour in the city.”

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Contact:      Sheelagh Hendrick, Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, 625-2554