RCMP record a busy Au­gust

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An un­usu­ally busy Au­gust for the Swift Cur­rent Mu­nic­i­pal RCMP De­tach­ment was high­lighted in a re­port made to Swift Cur­rent City Coun­cil on Septem­ber 28.

Staff Sergeant Gary Hodges from the De­tach­ment pre­sented a quar­terly sta­tis­ti­cal re­port which in­cluded data up to the end of Au­gust.

“Au­gust was prob­a­bly one of the busiest we’ve had in the last three years with 463 calls for ser­vice in a month,” Staff Sgt. Hodges said last Fri­day. In com­par­i­son, they re­sponded to 445 calls in Au­gust 2017, and only 350 dur­ing Au­gust 2016.

The sta­tis­tics recorded by the Swift Cur­rent Mu­nic­i­pal RCMP De­tach­ment shows only mi­nor ups and downs in the var­i­ous in­di­vid­ual re­port­ing cat­e­gories.

“There was a bit of a spike in provin­cial traf­fic of­fences for the month. That’s a re­sult again of the Com­bined Traf­fic En­force­ment Sec­tion be­ing in town, which is again made up of Traf­fic Ser­vices RCMP right across the South­west, as well as Regina and Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vices.”

“There’s a few slight in­creases and de­creases in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, but no se­ri­ous spike in any crime trends that I would raise any con­cern.”

Staff Sgt. Hodges noted that road­way safety will be a height­ened fo­cus dur­ing the CCA Fi­nals Rodeo in Swift Cur­rent on Oc­to­ber 17 to 20.

“Our cur­rent com­pli­ment of mem­bers will be work­ing as per usual, but the Com­bined Traf­fic En­force­ment Unit is in­tend­ing to be in town so that will bol­ster our num­bers a lit­tle bit. Fo­cus on some of the im­paired driv­ing is­sues that may come as a re­sult, un­for­tu­nately, of the cabaret.”

He also noted they are pre­par­ing for

Vi­o­la­tion

Swift Cur­rent City RCMP De­tach­ment Au­gust Re­port

AUG. AUG. AUG. YTD YTD 2018 2017 2016 2018 2017 2 3 6 11 20 14 13 9 102 52 7 18 17 102 137 211 57 78 1102 965 4 9 6 66 61 5 7 5 53 61 1 3 4 16 11 16 12 16 144 127 48 44 22 329 336 1 1 1 25 32 9 9 4 84 75 7 9 3 32 31 20 16 8 131 119 19 20 12 158 127 24 32 31 159 237 3 1 2 18 23 2 2 0 23 29 36 39 24 196 263 9 7 6 93 115 1 2 0 13 33 3 0 2 18 28 0 0 1 4 11 0 1 0 1 2 0 9 4 27 40 1 1 0 2 5 150 141 143 1279 1302 463 445 350 3322 3366

In­jury Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Ac­ci­dent Re­portable Ve­hi­cle Ac­ci­dent

Fail to Re­main (Hit and Run) Provin­cial Traf­fic Of­fence Im­paired Driv­ing Of­fence Liquor Act Coro­ners Act Men­tal Health Act Other Crim­i­nal Code Weapons Of­fence Drug En­force­ment Sex­ual Of­fences Rob­bery/ex­tor­tion/ha­rass­ment As­sault (ex­cludes sex­ual as­sault) Theft Un­der $5,000

Theft Over $5,000

Pos­ses­sion Stolen Prop­erty Mis­chief

Fraud

Break and En­ter - Busi­ness Break and En­ter - Res­i­dence Break and En­ter - Other Ar­son Miss­ing Per­son Peace Bond Crim­i­nal Record Checks

To­tal Oc­cur­rences the fed­eral Cannabis Act com­ing into ef­fect on Oc­to­ber 17. The RCMP in Saskatchewan are cur­rently de­vel­op­ing a train­ing cur­ricu­lum for the use of the ap­proved screen­ing de­vices which will soon be made avail­able.

“Cur­rently there’s a lim­ited num­ber of those in the pos­ses­sion of the RCMP, and I’ve been told they will be de­ployed in a strate­gic man­ner in con­sul­ta­tion with the provin­cial and mu­nic­i­pal part­ners.”

While there are cur­rently no City De­tach­ment mem­bers trained as Drug Recog­ni­tion Ex­perts, there are two trained in the Traf­fic Unit and an­other two at the Swift Cur­rent Ru­ral De­tach­ment.

YTD 2016 25 111 143 643 70 69 21 117 270 19 64 37 88 159 212 27

9 223 55 12 16

6

3 27

6 1323 2994

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