Canadians are known for being polite, but what this police force is doing takes things to the next level. What’s better, they’re helping to change the way people around the world perceive cops.
It’s no secret that the reputation of cops is struggling. While the majority of police are good men and women who only want to serve and protect their communities, highly publicized incidents have shaken the public’s faith.
In Nanaimo, Canada, cops are looking to change that with “positive ticketing.” Since 2002, they have handed out over 6,000 tickets to youth, simply for being good citizens. Other police forces around the world have started similar programs, and to date, over a million positive tickets have been distributed in total.
Watch as these kids receive positive tickets from officers. It’s a small gesture, but the looks on their faces reveal just how much it means.
I hope more and more cops get on board with this awesome tradition. I wouldn’t mind being pulled over for a positive ticket!