Olds RCMP arrested two males for stealing a vehicle. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Rocky Mountain House RCMP celebrate successes of Crime Reduction Unit

The Rocky Mountain RCMP Crime Reduction Unit helped protect the community in a significant way this year.

In a press release, RCMP said the unit was initially piloted for six months and based on their success, it turned into two permanent positions. Two constables have been in those positions for a year.

Over the past year, they made 168 arrests in 187 days worked, with 18 guns seized and 15 ounces of drugs seized including methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl (with a street value of $45,000).

“Despite the challenging and uncertain circumstances of the pandemic in 2020, this unit has had an effective year by accomplishing key initiatives and investigations,” said Staff Sgt. Carl Dinsdale of Rocky Mountain House RCMP.

“I look forward to reporting on 2021 successes and our continuing efforts towards targeted crime suppression and reduction in our detachment area.”