Calgary, AB,

Recognizing youth through positive ticketing

For the seventh year, we are partnering with Circle K convenience stores to reward youth for positively contributing to their community.

Through Operation Freeze, frontline CPS officers can recognize youth they observe doing random acts of kindness or exhibiting helpful behaviour, by rewarding them with a coupon for a complimentary Froster drink, redeemable at Circle K stores across Alberta.

CPS officers can reward youth for demonstrating good behaviour, including:

  • Wearing a bike helmet
  • Looking both ways before entering an intersection on foot, blading, biking or skating
  • Being kind to others and helping out, such as holding the door for someone or picking up garbage
  • Always locking up their bikes, garages, cars and homes

“We are always looking for different ways to connect with our community, especially youth, so we can encourage positive interactions with police from a young age,” says Const. Trevor Marquis of the Calgary Police Service. “We’re hoping that by rewarding good behaviour, such as leadership, following safety rules and helping out in the neighbourhood, we can encourage young people across Calgary to keep up the behaviour year-round.”

Circle K’s recognition program first began in Ontario and was launched in Calgary in 2016.

“We have a great partnership with the Calgary Police Service and over the years we have found that community involvement from both the officers and store operators at our Circle K locations is having a positive impact on the community,” says Sherry Coey, Senior Manager, Safety and Security, Western Canada Circle K.

The Calgary Police Service would like to thank Circle K for their involvement and participation in this campaign.