A community program where youth are “caught” doing good things and rewarded by local law enforcement
members with a positive ticket and a treat coupon, generously donated by Okotoks McDonald’s
Program is based on the simple philosophy that recognizing good behaviour will inspire and motivate better
Purpose of the program is also to build relationships of trust with youth in the community:
“It’s not about the ticket – it`s about the relationship. For many youth, the ticket is a trophy – recognition that they
are deserving and valuable members of the community. Many youth lack a caring adult in their life to celebrate
them when they make a great choice – to have affirmation that someone noticed, especially someone in law
enforcement, can have a huge positive impact!”
Local law enforcement has identified the following concerning youth behaviours or actions: cell phone use while
driving, speeding or unsafe driving, not wearing a helmet when biking, smoking/vaping, substance use,
skateboarding where prohibited, not picking up after pets, disrespectful interactions – among others.
The Positive Ticket program will strategically target concerning or illegal youth behaviours by “catching” youth
who are doing the right things in Okotoks, making the community a better place!