(Photo: The Bancroft OPP are joining forces with a local organization and business for this summer's Positive Ticketing program. Pictured (left to right:) Jessica Anderson with North Hastings Children's Services, Sarah Phoenix, with the Youth Advisory Board, Braydon Prindle with the Youth Advisory Board, Ravi Shah with Jug City and Brian Goodwin with the Bancroft OPP. Credit: Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police)
Bancroft OPP officers will be on the roads this summer, looking to reward youth who are demonstrating: personal safety, community participation and community pride.
The detachment is working with the North Hastings Children’s Services Youth Advisory Board and Jug City on Operation Youth. It’s a positive ticketing program where officers will give kids a voucher for a free jumbo freezie from Jug City, just for behaving positively.
The OPP says it’s a chance to build relationships with youth in our community who are behaving well. The program is similar to others in Ontario, but it has been adapted to North Hastings.