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Introducing Smithers RCMP Initiative – A Downtown for All

SMITHERS, BC: Initiative “A Downtown for All” will put the Smithers RCMP members on foot and bike in and around the downtown core throughout the summer months…

Local officer Cst. Cam THOMPSON is a certified police mountain bike trainer and this week trained two additional members of the Smithers RCMP to support the initiative.

Main Street in Smithers. Those who live in Smithers will now have an opportunity to chat with local RCMP on bike patrol. DriveBC PHOTO June 1, 2018.

The project is intended to promote a sense of safety by having police officers actively engaging with the public (and addressing their concerns), and by completing general enforcement, including offences under the motor vehicle act and liquor control licensing act.

There will also be a focus on socially disruptive behaviour and, when needed, connecting vulnerable persons with the appropriate supporting agency. This activity promotes a pro-active police engagement and presence in the downtown core, and surrounding area. The project goal is to make the Smithers Downtown a safe place for all members of the community to enjoy.

The Smithers RCMP encourage members of the public to look out for and engage with those foot and bike patrol members in the downtown and surrounding area so you can get to know us, and we can learn to serve your community better.

Already this week, in addition to our administrative staff and police officers participating in Bike to Work Week, those RCMP members in training were actively involved in the Bike to Work Week events and are now on patrol.

Written and released by Smithers RCMP with edits by PJXM News.

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