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Lights On! and West Jordan police crew as much as assist drivers with mechanical points

Lights On! and West Jordan police crew as much as assist drivers with mechanical points


WEST JORDAN — If a West Jordan police officer stops a driver for a mechanical subject, like a damaged flip sign, they might not get a ticket however a voucher.

It’s all a part of an academic initiative sponsored by Lights On! and the West Jordan Police Division.

The division hopes the initiative opens a brand new stage of dialog about the truth that, in the end, not all cops are out to get a driver. In these instances, the officer could have a voucher to assist pay for the damaged half.

“All of it comes all the way down to this: cash,” West Jordan Police Chief Ken Wallentine stated.

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The West Jordan Police Division is permitting officers to present a voucher for drivers who had been pulled over for mechanical points as an alternative of a ticket. (Photograph: Karah Brackin, KSL-TV)

Wallentine stated perhaps a driver knew their flip sign was out and was attempting to make it to payday, or perhaps they didn’t know they’d a tail mild out till seeing flashing lights pulling up behind them.

He stated that the sinking feeling {that a} ticket is coming is getting a plot twist by way of this initiative, the place an officer might hand a driver a $250-voucher, as an alternative, to assist get the issue mounted at an area partnering enterprise.

“And it could be, ‘At present, I’ve to decide on between paying down my child’s college lunch stability, or I could have to decide on between a e-book that I want for a university class. Or I may not have a alternative as a result of I simply haven’t got the cash,” Wallentine stated.

Lights On! is in over 21 states. This type of program is a primary for Utah.

“As an alternative of them getting that ticket, they get this voucher. The wow impact occurs. That dialog begins,” stated Sherman Patterson, vice chairman of Lights On!

In line with the initiative, they hope to increase their attain into extra police departments in Utah and throughout the U.S.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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