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Feb 16, 2016

Who Wants to Win a Wingle?

From day to day we’re called to various Police Stations and substations for any matter of reasons – from hunting information to donations and training courses. But we’ve never before been called to witness the Police raffling a vehicle – until today that is. It’s a novel idea, and Eastern Division North PR Officer Fitzroy Yearwood says it’s being done for the right reasons. We visited the Queen Street Police Station where we got an explanation, as well as a look at the raffle launch of the brand new Wingle. 

 

Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Eastern Division North

“We came up with this idea to raffle a 2016 Wingle 5 2.4L four-door pickup truck, brand new, customized with running boards and everything, and we are trying to limit it to Police Officers and our civilian staff only. The quicker we sell out the tickets, then we will do the drawing and hopefully we will have a second raffle during this year. We have made the tickets so affordable that any officer can afford one. Instead of asking for one hundred dollars per ticket we are asking only twenty-five dollars per ticket. The books bring in eleven tickets and if you buy a book you get one free. We are trying to limit it to Police Officers but of course if by March thirtieth we do not sell the amount of tickets that we have then we will open it to the public where any member of the public can then purchase a ticket. The purpose of this is to afford a Police Officer the opportunity to own a brand new truck.”

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

Mike Rudon

“A lot has been said about community policing as the new type of policing, but what you all are doing is probably raising the morale of officers which is just as important.”

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Like ZI said community policing and resource management and also we have to concern ourselves with the welfare of Police Officers. We have a lot of officers that live out-district and commute daily to come to work. We wish that we could afford to raffle a thousand pickups so that we could decrease this problem and have our officers travel safely to and from work. But ‘one one cocoa full a basket’ so we begin with this one and hopefully we can do more. This new approach to policing…like you said it boosts the Police morale.”

 

The truck will be going on a countrywide tour so that Police Officers in every district have the opportunity to enter the raffle.

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