Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence still a con­cern

The Compass - - OPINION -

From Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, Trin­ity Con­cep­tion D i str i c t R CMP re­sponded to 170 com­plaints and calls to ser­vice from the cit­i­zens in our district. Our rou­tine ev­ery­day traf­fic en­force­ment du­ties are not in­cluded in that to­tal. The fol­low­ing is a snap­shot of sev­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tions over the last week which high­lights the na­ture of some calls we re­ceived and iden­ti­fies in­ci­dents that the pub­lic can pos­si­bly help us with by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Cst Vicki Chalker Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fi­cer Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP (709)786-2118 (709) 589-5635 cell Vicki.Chalker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca force for our dis­play. Mak­ing a state­ment • We can see from this week’s re­ports that do­mes­tic and re­la­tion­ship vi­o­lence is still on­go­ing in our com­mu­ni­ties. Vi­o­lent ac­tions should not be tol­er­ated. If you are a vic­tim of vi­o­lence or if you know some­one who is a vic­tim of vi­o­lence please find a way to get it re­ported, there is help avail­able.

• Hand­i­cap park­ing is des­ig­nated for any­one who holds a spe­cial per­mit. Peo­ple are tak­ing ad­van­tage of these park­ing spa­ces, be­liev­ing that if they are quick, it won’t mat­ter. Please re­mem­ber that it is an of­fence un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act to park in a hand­i­cap spot with­out a per­mit. Please do not abuse these spa­ces.

• We all need our caf­feine. But when you are go­ing to buy a cof­fee at any lo­cal drive-thru or busi­ness, please re­mem­ber to not block the road­ways, park in des­ig­nated ar­eas only and pull out into traf­fic cau­tiously.

• Al­co­hol and drugs af­fects our think­ing, our in­hi­bi­tions, and our be­hav­iour. We can be­come more vi­o­lent, less pa­tient, and what we do or not do, may af­fect the rest of our lives. You are not your­self when you are un­der the in­flu­ence of mind-al­ter­ing sub­stances, such as drugs and al­co­hol, in­clud­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs. But this is no de­fense for our ac­tions. Please re­mem­ber, life is pre­cious. Drugs of any kind can harm you and oth­ers.

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