Moab police, Subway to reward kids who act safely
by Laura Haley
Contributing Writer
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Acting in a safe manner could earn Moab children a free lunch. The program, a collaborative effort between the Moab City Police Department and Subway, was recently launched in town, Moab Police Chief Mike Navarre said during the Tuesday, July 23 Moab City Council meeting.

Navarre said Subway has provided the police department with coupons for a free sandwich that are in to be handed out to area youthswho are observed making good decisions when it comes to safe behavior. Navarre said such behavior could include wearing helmets, using crosswalks, or choosing to walk their skateboard on the sidewalk instead of riding it.

“Anything they’re doing good gets a free sandwich from a police officer,” he said.

The program originated on the East Coast and is new to Moab, he said. Navarre said the first coupons were handed out on Tuesday when police officers noticed two children waiting to cross the street while walking their bikes.

Navarre said it will be up to the officers to choose when to award the coupons.

“If [kids] use the bike rack, or they lock up their bikes, it could be anything [the officers] choose,” he said. “It’s a really cool program.”

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