Over 100 hours of foot patrols in only 9 days

Ridge Meadows

2023-03-29 09:25 HAP

Dossier nº Public Advisory

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Maple Ridge B.C. – What started out as a 3-month pilot project, is still ongoing and yielding results.

In February of 2021, Ridge Meadows RCMP launched Project C.O.R.E which is the acronym for Community Policing, Outreach, Response and Enforcement. The goal of the project is to address ongoing community issues, strategically patrol problematic areas and engagement with downtown businesses.

During the month of March, over the course of 9 days there were teams of Police Officers strategically patrolling areas in the downtown core for 6 hours a day during peak periods amounting to over 100 hours.

RCMP volunteers deployed during this same time period hitting the streets 35 times and accumulating over 120 hours of volunteer service. The volunteer teams included the Integrated Safety Ambassador Team, Citizens on Patrol, Speed Watch, Bike Patrols and Business Watch.

Violation tickets were issued for various offences including use of electronic devices and failing to yield to pedestrians. One person was arrested when recognized by police for having an outstanding warrant.

Over 60 businesses were visited and in one instance after speaking with the business owner Police were able to locate a person in medical distress and help to obtain urgent medical attention and transport to the hospital.

"Police realize that business owners have valuable information that can be utilized by the Police." States Inspector Adam Gander. "The integral success of this program is police having the opportunity to engage in one on one discussions with local business owners."
 

Diffusé par :

Cap. Julie Klaussner
Agente des relations avec les médias
GRC de Ridge Meadows
11990, place Haney, Maple Ridge (C.-B.) V2X 9B8
Bureau : 604-467-7647

Courriel : julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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