Press Inquiries

For press inquiries, email Becca Bijoch at press@microgrants.net or call 612-200-8174.

Lights On! In The News

JUL 8, 2022 │ Asheville Citizen Times │ Asheville, NC
“Asheville police to provide vouchers instead of citations for certain traffic stops”

JUL 7, 2022 │ ABC 13 News │ Asheville, NC
“Asheville partnership delivers repair vouchers instead of tickets for some”

JUL 6, 2022 │ Faribault Daily News │ Faribault, MN
“Police can now give out free vehicle light repairs”

JUL 1, 2022│ Sullivan County Democrat │ Village of Liberty, NY
“Lights On! partners with Village of Liberty Police Department”

JUN 27, 2022 │ Hudson Valley Post │ Village of Liberty, NY
“Village of Liberty police participating in unique program”

JUN 27, 2022 │ KMOV4 │ St. Louis, MO
“City of St. Charles to start Lights On! initiative”

JUN 15, 2022 │ Connect Savannah │ Chatham County, GA
“Lights On! program gives Chatham Co. Police Dept. alternative method to issuing traffic citations”

JUN 13, 2022 │ Savannah Business Journal │ Chatham County, GA
“Chatham County Police Department announces Georgia’s first ‘Lights On!’ program”

JUN 7, 2022 │ Savannah Morning News │ Chatham County, GA
“Tail light out? Chatham County Police to issue vouchers instead of tickets”

JUN 2, 2022 │ Fox 28 Savannah │ Chatham County, GA
“Chatham County Police to announce Georgia’s first ‘Lights On!’ voucher program”

JUN 2, 2022 │ News 4 │ Takoma Park, WA
“Takoma Park Police to give vouchers instead of tickets for some car issues

MAY 17, 2022 │ KEYC News Now │ Montgomery, MN
“Montgomery Police Department replaces tickets with vouchers for drivers with broken lights”

APR 29, 2022 │ New Bedford Guide │ New Bedford, MA
“New Bedford Police Department teams up with the New England Patriots for ‘Lights On!’ campaign”

APR 28, 2022 │ CBS News Boston │ New Bedford, MA
“Patriots, New Bedford Police team up to ease some traffic stop tension with vouchers”

APR 26, 2022│ Montana Right Now│ Great Falls, MT
“CCSO announces new program to help drivers with busted headlights, taillights, and turn signals”

APR 21, 2022 │ Newsday │ Suffolk County, NY
“Vouchers to replace tickets in new Suffolk County Police program”

APR 21, 2022 │ 4 New York │ Long Island, NY
“Instead of tickets for defective lights, LI drivers will get vouchers to fix them”

MAR 17, 2022 │ WTOP News │ College Park, MD
“U.Md. police: Broken taillight? We’ll help you get it fixed”

MAR 13, 2022 │ The Diamondback │ College Park, MD
“New UMPD program offers vouchers for car repairs”

FEB 10, 2022 │ NBC 10 News │ New Bedford, MA
“New Bedford police pull drivers overs, surprise them with vouchers to fix broken tail light”

DEC 22, 2021 │ Action News Jax │ Jacksonville, FL
“Lights On: JSO and Jacksonville Jaguars announce new partnership”

DEC 22, 2021 │ News 4 Jax │ Jacksonville, FL
“Jaguars, JSO partner with new program to help drivers keep their ‘Lights On’”

DEC 22, 2021 │ Yahoo Sports
“Jaguars and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office begin program to build community-police relationships”

DEC 22, 2021 │ The Florida Times-Union │ Jacksonville, FL
“Jaguars and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office begin program to build community-police relationships”

DEC 17, 2021 │ ABC 6 │ Foxborough, MA
“New England Patriots, Revolution, New Bedford Police join forces for Lights On!

DEC 16, 2021 │ New Bedford Guide │ New Bedford, MA
“New Bedford police announce initiative coming to the city in collaboration with the New England Patriots”

DEC 16, 2021│ Yahoo News
“New Bedford Police and Patriots team up for Lights On! program – first in New England”

DEC 16, 2021 │ NBC 10 News │ New Bedford, MA
“New Bedford police handing out free repair vouchers instead of tickets”

DEC 16, 2021 │ The Standard Times │ New Bedford, MA
“New Bedford Police and Patriots team up for Lights On! program – first in New England”

SEPT 16, 2021 │ Albany Herald │ Albany, NY
“Albany Police Department to initiate voucher program to help drivers fix defective cars”

SEPT 5, 2021 │ Wyoming News Now │ Evansville, WY
“Evansville Police Department adapts Lights On! initative” 

AUG 24, 2021 │ K2 Radio │ Evansville, WY
“Evansville PD to issue vouchers instead of citations for broken taillights”

AUG 24, 2021 │ Oil City News │ Casper, WY
“For some tail light violations, Evansville PD will issue vouchers instead of citations” 

JUL 12, 2021 │ Spectrum News 1 │ Saugerties, NY
“Police voucher system changing attitudes in Saugerties”

JUN 18, 2021 │ Yahoo News
“Minnesota police departments hand out vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights thanks to Minneapolis nonprofit”

JUN 18, 2021 | Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN
“Minnesota police departments hand out vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights thanks to a Minneapolis nonprofit”

MAY 27, 2021 | News 10 ABC | Saugerties, NY
“Saugerties Police launches Lights On! voucher program”

MAY 20, 2021 | Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga, TN
“Chattanooga Police Department starting new voucher program to help with minor traffic violations”

MAY 19, 2021 | WTVC News ABC | Chattanooga, TN
“‘Lights On!’ New voucher program from Chattanooga PD to help with minor traffic violations”

MAY 19, 2021 | WRCB TV | Chattanooga, TN
“Chattanooga PD introduces program replacing some traffic citations with repair vouchers”

APR 1, 2021 | WCCO Radio | Minneapolis, MN
“Don Samuels on the Lights Out program”

MAR 25, 2021 | Vikings.com News | Minneapolis, MN
“Alexander Mattison & Vikings Support Life-Changing Lights On! Program”

FEB 25, 2021 | Clinton Herald | Clinton, IA
“Lights On! voucher program begins in DeWitt”

FEB 15, 2021 | KWQC TV6 | DeWitt, IA
“DeWitt police building community trust with ‘Lights On’ program”

FEB 15, 2021 | Our Quad Cities | DeWitt, IA
“DeWitt police roll out ‘Lights On’ program to help drivers”

FEB 10, 2021 | Rochester Post-Bulletin | Rochester, MN
“Fillmore County Sheriff ’s Office becomes 100th partner or keeping vehicle lights on”

JUN 30, 2020 | KAKE News ABC | Wichita, KS
“Wichita police to start giving some drivers free repair vouchers instead of tickets”

JUN 30, 2020 | Wichita Eagle | Wichita, KS
“Wichita police launching free vehicle light repair program”

APR 1, 2020 | KARE 11 | Stearns County, MN
“Stearns County deputies issuing vouchers to fix car lights free of charge”

MAR 10, 2020 | FOX 21 | Duluth, MN
“’Light’s On!’ Program Brings Community Together”

FEB 3, 2020 | Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN
“New policy is a tool, not a ticket, for Minneapolis police”

JAN 30, 2020 | Blavity | Minneapolis, MN
“Cops In Minneapolis Are Giving Out Vouchers For Vehicle Repairs Instead Of Tickets”

JAN 30, 2020 | Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN
“Minneapolis police no longer to ticket for equipment violations under new policy”

JAN 30, 2020 | KMSP Fox 9 | Minneapolis, MN
“Instead of tickets, police in Minneapolis and Hennepin Co. handing out vouchers to repair broken taillights”

JAN 30, 2020 | Bring Me the News| Minneapolis, MN
“Drivers will no longer tickets for broken vehicle lights in Minneapolis, Hennepin County”

JAN 29, 2020 | KSTP 5 | Minneapolis, MN
“Hennepin County Sheriff to issue free repair vouchers instead of spendy tickets for faulty car parts”

JAN 29, 2020 | WCCO | Minneapolis, MN
“Hennepin Co. Deputies To Hand Out Vouchers For Broken Headlights, Taillights”

JAN 29, 2020 | KARE 11 | Minneapolis, MN
“Hennepin County deputies to hand out repair vouchers, not tickets”

OCT 27, 2019 | KMSP Fox 9 | Minneapolis, MN
“’Lights On Minnesota’: New program gives drivers with taillights out a voucher, not a ticket”

FEB 6, 2019 | MPR | Minneapolis, MN
“Minneapolis police pressured to cease stops that lead to disparities in arrests”

JUL 25, 2018 | NBC News | Minneapolis, MN
“Minnesota police department trying to repair trust with ‘Lights On’ program”

JUL 7, 2018 | Washington Post | Minneapolis, MN
Two years after Philando Castile’s death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents

APR 18, 2017 | KARE 11 | Columbia Heights, MN
“Police pull drivers over to hand out help, not tickets”

APR 18, 2017 | Star Tribune | Minneapolis, MN
“Drivers get repair vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights”

APR 18, 2017 | Pioneer Press | Minneapolis, MN
“Pulled over for a broken light? The officer might give you a voucher to fix it for free.”

Press Releases

MAY 19, 2021
Chattanooga Police Department Partnership

MAR 26, 2021
Minnesota Vikings Partnership

FEB 4, 2021
100th Milestone

JUL 1, 2020
Wichita Police Department Partnership

Press Conferences

FEB 19, 2021
DeWitt Police Department

JUN 30, 2021
Wichita Police Department

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