Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Big Announcement Re: Rural Crime

MD Council Votes in Favour of "Enhanced Policing" Pilot

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Rural Crime has been a very important topic over the last number of years.  MD Council has hosted a number of meetings over that time to get feedback from residents as to what they would like to see done.  In addition, Council has met with RCMP representatives from the Province along with local detachments to get their feedback as well.

You the residents have spoken loudly and MD Council has listened.  After all of the feedback we have received from all parties, MD Council has decided to move forward with an "Enhanced Policing" Pilot project.

What does this mean for you?

Basically, it means that we will have a designated RCMP officer for the MD of Foothills (not shared with the towns) that the MD can use on an almost daily basis.  It means increased presence in the MD (even the more remote areas) for crime reduction, to help with increased intelligence for the Crime Reduction Unit implemented by the province in the Southern Alberta region, along with enhanced policing for traffic violations (watch out speeders).

The pilot project will run from October through December and then will be reviewed by staff of both the MD and the local RCMP detachments to determine the success of the program and see if the focus needs to change.

Council looks forward to having a safer community for you and think this is a step in the right direction.

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