Re­sults of polic­ing sur­vey re­leased

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The Dr umheller P olic­ing com­mit­tee ha s r eleased t he re­sults of it s sur vey lo ok­ing at t he c om­mu­nity’s pr ior­i­ties for p olic­ing, and it sa w s ome small shif ts com­pared to pre­vi­ous years.

The Mail re­ported in its Fe­bru­ary 1 e di­tion, t he P olic­ing Com­mit­tee w as out tr ying t o garner in put f rom t he c om­mu­nity on wha t it b elieves are t he p olic­ing pr ior­i­ties f or the c om­mu­nity. Chair of t he com­mit­tee F red Makowe cki says while much of the pri­or­i­ties re­mained con­sis­tent there were a few dif­fer­ences.

“Last ye ar an ything r elated to traf­fic w as close to the top, and now we ar e s ee­ing mor e about br eak and en ters and theft f rom ve­hi­cles,” said Makowecki. “That is wha t t he com­mu­nity said, but one ha s to ask them­selves if that is per­cep­tion. If you ar e on s ocial me­dia ev­ery day, there is of­ten some­one show ing a tr uck or trailer that’s stolen.”

He said there was a great re­sponse to the sur­vey this year with about 510 re­sponses.

“It is re­ally amaz­ing,” he said, adding t hat t he eng age­ment has b een build­ing ye ar over year.

He ex­plains af­ter their push through F ebru­ary f or p eo­ple to en­gage with the sur­vey, they crunched t he n um­bers’ and pre­sented t hem t o t he c om­mit­tee.

Makowecki said t he ne xt step is the re­port will be given to the Drumheller RCMP and the p olice w ill u se t he r esults of the sur­vey, along with other sources, to out­line its polic­ing pri­or­i­ties. Makowe cki plans to present the re­port to the Drumheller Town Counc il in the near fu­ture.

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