Police issue tickets for good behavior
Police issue tickets for good behavior One way people might get a good behavior ticket is by wearing their helmet when riding a bike. (Thinkstock)
Police issue tickets for good behavior
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Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town isn't necessarily a bad thing.
 
Concord's police department says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations" for good behavior. That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet or a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians at a crosswalk or looking both ways before crossing a street.
 
Police Chief Joseph O'Connor says it's a light-hearted way to connect positively with the community.
 
Instead of a fine or a court appearance, these citations can be redeemed for two scoops of ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful, a local dessert cafe. The owner of the restaurant, Wade Rubinstein, agreed to donate the ice cream.

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/teen/police-issue-tickets-good-behavior/

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COMMENTS (24)
  • kalebs1-lam
    11/02/2015 - 02:26 p.m.

    It is really cool that police are rewarding people for good behavior. I would love it if the cops did that here.

  • benjaminc-day
    11/03/2015 - 10:47 a.m.

    Concord police are giving out tickets for good behavior. I think this is a good idea and should be done by more places. It seems that all that is in the news is bad things happening between cops and people but this encourages good behavior by citizens. Not only will you see a decline in crime, but an increase in good things be done around a community. This can also start to give police a better reputation instead of constantly being bashed by everybody and having people scared of cops.

  • loganm1-lam
    11/04/2015 - 11:40 a.m.

    I think this is a good idea, but I think it could cause trouble. Like if someone one is late or in a hurry and they get pulled over for doing something good. And they end up being late for a meeting. But other than that i think it is a good idea.

  • daned-lam
    11/18/2015 - 02:21 p.m.

    I think there will be some people that will be bothered by this, getting pulled over by doing nothing wrong.

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