Howell police to give cards instead of tickets this holiday

The Howell Township Police Department is trying to improve the public’s perception of police, while also spreading around some holiday cheer.

Howell police will give holiday cards instead of tickets for minor traffic infractions.

Howell police will give holiday cards instead of tickets for minor traffic infractions. (12/21/15)

HOWELL TOWNSHIP - The Howell Township Police Department is trying to improve the public’s perception of police, while also spreading around some holiday cheer.

Some drivers who commit minor traffic infractions won’t be receiving tickets, but instead will be given holiday cards. The police department ordered 750 cards that say “Peace and Joy,” and will be giving them out at the officer’s discretion.

"The way the times are now we are getting a lot of negative press.  I think it's positive for us and I would say with our police department, we're very active in the community,” says Sgt. Joseph Markulik. “It definitely shines us in a positive light that way."

The cards be given out for infractions like minor speeding and seatbelt and parking violations. Drivers will also be given a warning.

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