Lillooet RCMP reflect on busy summer


2021-09-22 15:27 PDT

As summer 2021 comes to a close, Lillooet RCMP reflect on another busy season and the tragic loss of neighbouring community Lytton. The file count for Lillooet RCMP was significantly higher in 2021 than the previous year.

For the period of June 20 to September 21, 2021 Lillooet RCMP officers attended 796 calls for service, compared to 629 calls during the same period in 2020, and 576 calls in 2019. This was attributed to absorbing Lytton’s jurisdictional area after the fire on June 30, 2021 that devastated the community. Relaxed Covid-19 restrictions were also believed to contribute to the higher file count.

Breakdown of common files for the period June 20 to September 21, 2021:

It was a busy summer for Lillooet RCMP as they absorbed Lytton’s jurisdiction after the fire in Lytton on June 30. Support was provided from detachments around the province to maintain police presence in the area after the Lytton RCMP detachment burned down. As of September 1 Lytton RCMP reverted back to having members permanently stationed in Lytton, and provincial support was stood down.

In addition to responding to calls, Lillooet RCMP spent a considerable amount of time for other areas of policing. These matters included proactive policing for road checks, traffic enforcement, assisting community corrections, mental health matters, and other social issues such as drug/alcohol addiction and homelessness in Lillooet. Wildfires in the Lillooet area also kept officers busy with delivery of hundreds of evacuation Alerts, and Orders throughout the summer.

Released by:
Cst Andrew Hodges
Lillooet RCMP
317 Main Street | Lillooet BC | V0K 1V0
Tel: 250-256-4244

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