|Members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment had a year of|
challenges and success stories in 2021
The City's Annual Report for 2021, released this week has offered up a snapshot of the challenges of policing from last year, with COVID restrictions having put somewhat of a roadblock towards some of their work.
Still, despite the restrictions in place, the members of the Sixth Avenue Detachment did find some success in crime fighting in 2021, targeting prolific offenders using curfew checks, breach investigations and intelligence led investigations.
From that work, the Mounties conducted seizures of drugs and firearms with the appropriate charges making their way through the provincial court system.
The local detachment also worked closely with the Intensive Case Management Team to provide for a joint response for persons experiencing a mental health crisis. That Team concept responded to calls for assistance on 85 occasions in 2021.
Traffic enforcement also was a focus for the city's police officers, with 719 traffic contacts and 115 impaired driving investigations taking place in 2021, 59 of which resulted in sanctions for drivers.
The members were also busy off the streets, involved with the Police based Victims Services program which created the Consent project for Grade 9-12 student at Charles Hays Secondary and Pacific Coast School.They also developed a Homelessness Project to provide basic needs and transportation options for the homeless population that are affected by crime and trauma connected to an RCMP file, and facilitated two Trauma Loss Support Groups which were 8 week long programs.
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