RCMP bike patrols get results in Innisfail

  • Jul. 30, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Trading squad cars for bicycles paid off for Innisfail RCMP.

A two-member team on bikes patrolled the community between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, focusing on areas identified as property crime hot spots.

Police issued 13 provincial tickets, including liquor and cannabis charges, and six Criminal Code charges, including breaches of release conditions and impaired driving.

They also wrote 12 so-called positive tickets, rewarding the public for obeying the law, such as children wearing their bike helmets.

An Alberta administrated licence suspension was also recorded.

“Members interacted with the community and gathered intelligence as they conducted these patrols,” said Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk.

“Through the use of intelligence-led policing, the Innisfail RCMP are committed to public safety and will continue to utilize crime reduction strategies to deter crime in our community.”

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