Police officers cite children for playing safe

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 18:54:06-04

By Alexandria Autrey

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City police officers and other law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for kids playing safe.

The officers are citing children who are wearing safety gear while on their bikes or skateboards and children who properly use crosswalks at intersection. The “citations” are actually rewards, like a free Subway sandwich.

Detective Rick Wall of the Salt Lake City Police Department said he likes the program because it focuses on the positive.

“I really like this program because it gives us a chance to get out and see the compassion and the human side of that, that we can have a positive interaction with kids, and it’s really fun to see their face light up when they actually get to have a conversation,” he said.

The kids who are cited will earn a Subway loyalty card loaded with enough points for a 6-inch sandwich, which can be redeemed at any Utah Subway location.