The "Do the Right Thing" Program (DTRT) is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12th, who reside in Cheektowaga, attend school in Cheektowaga, or do the recognizable deed in Cheektowaga. Nominations may be made by any adult for example, parents, teachers, neighbors, police, etc. Nominated students receive a plaque of recognition and proclamation from the Supervisor, a certificate and a tee shirt. The annually selected winners receive a tee shirt, and several gift certificates from local business sponsors. The DTRT ceremony is held in the evening at a local restaurant.
The entire program is run on public and business donations, with the departmental contribution being the officer's time. Strong media support is also evident with the winners having their pictures in the Buffalo News, the Cheektowaga Times, the Cheektowaga Bee, and the Metro Community News. The local television stations are notified of the ceremony and will provide recognition in their own ways.
Youngsters honored for 'Doing the Right Thing'
The Cheektowaga Police Department continued its annual "Do the Right Thing" awards program by awarding twenty-five local youngsters for doing the right thing in a given situation. The awards dinner was held on June 22, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel with a guest appearance by Sabres' Alumnus Rob Ray and WGRZ-TV anchor Maryalice Demler serving as guest speaker.
For more information on how to nonminate a student or how to get involved contact the Crime Resistance Unit at 897-7293