Good re­sults for po­lice pi­lot project

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The re­sults were good af­ter the first year of ac­tiv­i­ties of the Equipe re­gionale recreo­touris­tique of the Estrie. The of­fi­cers in­creased their pres­ence sig­nif­i­cantly on wa­ter­ways and recre­ational trails in all of the MRCs, doubling their pres­ence when com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year.

On the wa­ter, 70 fines were given out and 500 in­spec­tion notices, com­pared with about 30 fines and about 100 in­spec­tion notices of the year be­fore. Pa­trollers on the wa­ter­ways also ex­pelled about thirty people from their wa­ter­craft for break­ing var­i­ous reg­u­la­tions.

On the recre­ational trails in the win­ter, of­fi­cers stopped more than 1800 ve­hi­cles, four wheel­ers and snow­mo­biles, three times more than the pre­vi­ous year. Four times as many fines and seven times as many warn­ings were given out.

This project will con­tinue in the 2014-2015 sea­son.

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