Promoting bicycle safety, Spot the Chief or City Manager campaign nets cash for participating residents

    Drivers who spot Chief Johnson can call JPD once they have arrived safely at their destination or stopped their car to safely make a phone call. The driver will just need to report where they saw Chief Johnson riding and the time they saw him. They will be rewarded with a 10 dollar bill.

    Juneau police say watching for bicyclists is the right thing to do and it could even earn you some money!

    The Juneau Police Department will be starting the fourth annual “Spot the Chief” campaign soon. This program is to encourage drivers to see and pay attention to bicyclists which reduces accidents, and prevents injuries.

    Public Information Officer Erann Kalwara explained:

    "Chief Johnson will ride around different areas of Juneau wearing a spotted bike jersey during the month of June. Drivers who spot Chief Johnson can call JPD once they have arrived safely at their destination or stopped their car to safely make a phone call. The driver will just need to report where they saw Chief Johnson riding and the time they saw him. They will be rewarded with a 10 dollar bill. A very exciting addition this year is the opportunity to 'Spot the Manager' and receive a grand prize. This year, City Manager Rorie Watt will also don the spotted jersey for a ride around town. Drivers who “spot” the Manager and follow the rules above, will receive a 25 dollar grand prize. The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is again donating the money for the prizes."

    So if you spot Chief Johnson and City Manager Rorie Watt in their spotted jerseys, once you are no longer driving, call 586-0600 to claim your prize.

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