Drumheller RCMP detachment announce finalized policing priorities for the fiscal year of 2023/2024.
The priorities were established after much consultation, including with elected officials, partners, the general public, and committees, and after holding town hall meetings and running a public survey.
The four priorities are noted below along with the initiatives to address the priorities:
Crime Reduction – Focus on Property Crime: Compliance Checks on Prolific/Repeat Offenders; Fraud Awareness Presentations with a focus on the vulnerable including with partners; Property Crime Proactive Initiatives; Operation Street Sweep / Crime and Traffic suppression shifts.
Public Engagement, Transparency and Visibility – Community Engagement: Town Hall Meetings; Media Releases for transparency; Red Serge and Public Appearances including with partners; Mocha with a Mountie to engage the public including with partners.
Reduce substance Abuse – Drugs: Drug Enforcement Operations; Drug Training for members; Drug Awareness Presentations to Youth and other focus groups.
Enhance Road Safety – Traffic Safety: Traffic Interventions and enforcement; Impaired Driver Interventions and enforcement; Alberta Checkstop Operations including with partners.
“The purpose of establishing policing priorities,” said S/Sgt. Robert Harms of the Drumheller RCMP, “is to ensure that our detachment is focusing on current and local policing issues that matter, are relevant, and important to the community.
“The 2023 / 2024 policing priorities are very fitting for our detachment area and the public. The priorities are supported by our statistical data, officer observations, and equally important are supported by the many people, partners, and officials that offered input.
“The fiscal year for us started April 1, and I am happy to say that Drumheller RCMP members are already addressing the priorities.”