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Media Advisory,
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1 p.m.,
2200 Martin Grove Road,
Operation Heat 2017

Broadcast time: 06:00
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Divisional Policing Support Unit

The Toronto Police Service is partnering with Circle "K" Stores to recognize positive youth behaviour as part of their Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement Strategy. This initiative provides police officers the opportunity to engage in the “positive ticketing of young people” who are observed doing random acts of kindness or exhibiting positive behaviour in the community. The “ticket” is a coupon for a free small hot beverage at all participating Circle “K” and Mac’s stores across Ontario.

Circle “K” will be hosting the launch of the youth initiative dubbed: “Positive Ticketing - Operation Heat” in 23 Division. Since the introduction of the Positive Ticketing Program, more than 1.3 million positive ticket coupons have been strategically issued by police officers to recognize and motivate Ontario’s youth for positive behaviour.

“Positive community engagement is an essential first step to breaking barriers and building trust," said Sean Sportun, ICPS - Manager, Loss Prevention & Security for Circle “K” Stores in Central Canada. “We are very excited about our 10th anniversary of the Positive Ticketing program and the positive message it continues to deliver”.

This event will be held on Tuesday, November, 14, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the Circle “K” Store located at 2200 Martin Grove Road.

For further information, please contact: Constable Ryan Wilmer, 23 Division, 416-808-2308 / or Constable Dan Ramos, of Divisional Policing Support Unit, 416-808-0135 /

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Acting Inspector Steve Pipe, Divisional Policing Support Unit