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Denver police are handing out gift certificates to auto parts stores instead of 'fix-it' tickets

Tod Perry (Upworthy)  | Published on 7/28/2021
ImageImagine if you were driving around, saw the flashing lights of a cop car behind you, and didn't immediately think you were in trouble. What if your first thought was that someone was here to help instead of giving you a ticket.

That'd be pretty great, right?

Police in Denver, Colorado have a new program designed to improve public safety as well as the relationship between the police and those they serve and it's something everyone can get behind. Instead of issuing tickets, officers will now have the option to hand out $25 gift cards in situations where people are pulled over for minor "fix-it" violations.

The program is a partnership with Advance Auto Parts which donated 100 $25 gift cards to the police department.