About the Pla­cen­tia-whit­bourne Distric­tr­cmp

The Compass - - OPINION -

Pla­cen­tia-whit­bourne Dis­trict was formed in 1997 and in­volved the amal­ga­ma­tion of the ju­ris­dic­tions of the for­mer Pla­cen­tia and Whit­bourne de­tach­ments. The dis­trict has 17 em­ploy­ees. The dis­trict com­man­der (S/sgt. Terry Trainor) is based in Pla­cen­tia, while the op­er­a­tions NCO (Sgt. Tom Mur­ray) is based in Whit­bourne. The dis­trict’s ju­ris­dic­tion in­cludes the western coast­line and wa­ters of St. Mary’s Bay, the east­ern coast­line and wa­ters of Pla­cen­tia Bay, and The Cape Shore. The north­ern por­tion of dis­trict ju­ris­dic­tion in­cludes the head of Trin­ity Bay and the south­east­ern coast­line and wa­ters of Trin­ity Bay. Dis­trict ju­ris­dic­tion ex­tends west­ward to cover most of the Isth­mus of Avalon and borders ClarenvilleBon­av­ista Dis­trict, and shares ju­ris­dic­tional boundaries with Avalon East and Trin­ity-con­cep­tion Dis­tricts to the east. In to­tal, the dis­trict in­cludes 40 small com­mu­ni­ties, with a com­bined pop­u­la­tion of ap­prox­i­mately 15,000 peo­ple. Of­fi­cers in the dis­trict respond to an av­er­age of 3,000 calls for ser­vice an­nu­ally. Source: http://www.rcmp­grc.gc.ca/in­dex- eng.htm

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