REPORTING · 25th July 2014
Sergeant Graham Morgan came before Council on Monday, July 21st with the Monthly Policing Report for June. He explained the position of Office Manager at the RCMP Detachment has been filled.
“June was a busy month at the RCMP Detachment. Constable Taylor had the DARE graduation for the grade 5 Students at Nechako Elementary. I met with the Principal at Saint Anthony’s to bring the DARE Program to that school in September,” said Morgan.
He explained Constable Buller graduated the first group of Army Cadets in Kitimat. The RCMP participated in the Defend Dignity Forum at Riverlodge and the Appreciation Service at the Mountain View Alliance Church. Finally, they attended the celebration of the turnover of the Hospital lands to the Haisla Nation.
The RCMP participated in a security tabletop with industry and worked closely with the Ministry of Children and Families on several files.
There were 421 calls for service in June. 18 were assaults, one was a bear call. The property crimes were similar to what happened last year. There were 15 cases of impaired driving, 9 of those were fails which carry 90 day suspensions. 4 more also carried a 90 day suspension. 2 resulted in criminal charges and 2 were 3 day suspensions.
There were 19 prisoners in June. This means the number is down from 2013.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff asked why motor vehicle act tickets were up. He was told there was a lot more traffic on the road and the RCMP are trying to improve enforcement. Morgan expressed there have been a number of collisions, such as the one in June and this is not reflected in the statistics.
Councillor Rob Goffinet thanked him for the weekly reports and clarified something from the report. He was told most of the time, they get the suspension and impounded. In the case of the two that resulted in suspensions, there was a collision involved.