No, they did not let me slide on a traffic ticket. I don't ever speed when I'm in Mission. Everyone knows that is wrong. I only speed in Leawood. They need my money more.
This morning, however, I did get a very interesting tour of the Mission Police Department, as part of an event with the NE Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to learning quite a bit about police vehicles, traffic stops, and police weapons, we were informed that the public is welcome to join the police when they do their twice-yearly DUI stings.
What a perfect opportunity to educate your teenagers on what NOT to do when they're driving. My own kids are still playing with Hot Wheels cars, so it will be a few years before I can take the Mission Police Department up on their offer. But if any of our loyal readers work with teenagers, I suggest you call Mission and see when their next DUI sting is. We will all be safer for your efforts.