Polic­ing con­cerns be­ing ad­dressed

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

Tig­nish coun­cil chair­man Al­lan McInnis re­ported back Mon­day on a meet­ing he had last week with RCMP com­mand­ing of­fi­cers.

McInnis pre­vi­ously told coun­cil that al­though the na­tional po­lice force was meet­ing its con­trac­tual obli­ga­tions in terms of hours of po­lice pres­ence in the com­mu­nity, res­i­dents and busi­ness peo­ple told him they were not see­ing that pres­ence, es­pe­cially at night.

The po­lice re­port pre­sented dur­ing the Jan­uary meet­ing in­di­cated 195 hours of po­lice pres­ence in De­cem­ber, 35 hours above the con­trac­tual obli­ga­tion.

“That’s won­der­ful. I’m happy,” said McInnis.

He met last week with mem­bers of the po­lice force, in­clud­ing Prince District Com­man­der Staff Sgt. Ken Spence­ley. McInnis shared with the com­mand­ing of­fi­cer some of the con­cerns raised.

Sug­ges­tions of hav­ing RCMP visit se­niors’ com­plexes to meet with the res­i­dents and to con­duct foot pa­trols in the com­mu­nity were pos­i­tively re­ceived, said McInnis.

The coun­cil chair­man now wants to or­ga­nize a meet­ing with mem­bers of the Tig­nish busi­ness com­mu­nity to dis­cuss is­sues and con­cerns.

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