Policing concerns being addressed
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.