LPS to Launch Operation Heat/Freeze in partnership with Circle K/Mac’s and Crime Stoppers

The Lethbridge Police Service is proud to partner with Circle K/Mac’s convenience stores and Lethbridge and Southern Alberta Crime Stoppers to launch Operation Heat/Freeze.

Operation Heat/Freeze is a Canada-wide positive ticketing program which partners police services and Mac’s/Circle K convenience stores. The program rewards citizens exhibiting positive behaviour with complimentary coupons for cold beverages in the summer and hot drinks in the winter.

“This is a great opportunity for officers to recognize and reward positive behaviour,” said Sgt. Mike Williamson. “It seems like we hear a lot about the negative that goes on while the good deeds and the random acts of kindness that we know happen every day, are going unnoticed. This program will help change that.”

LPS strongly supports initiatives that foster community engagement and the positive ticketing program will provide the opportunity for officers to build and strengthen relationships with the people that we serve and acknowledge the little gestures here and there that make the city a community.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Lethbridge Police Service and Crime Stoppers and to have the opportunity to be part of a positive impact in our community by rewarding youth and the community showing good behaviour,” says Sherry Coey, Security and Loss Prevention Manager with Mac’s / Circle K Convenience Stores.

Police officers, along with members of the Watch and CPOs, have been provided with Operation Heat/Freeze coupons, and will be on the lookout for positive behaviour, good deeds, random acts of kindness and gestures of good will.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Media are invited to attend the Circle K located at 2515 Highlands Road West on Friday, January 17 at 1 p.m. for the  launch of Operation Heat/Freeze. Police, Circle K/Mac’s and Crime Stoppers representatives will be available for interviews at that time.