The best part of any police officer’s shift, besides catching bad guys is when they get to spend time in their own community. There were many moments throughout 2018 where RCMP members were able to spend some time and connect in the communities were they live and work. Here are some of 2018’s brightest moments between members and our citizens:
10-year-old Kenzie profiles Clearwater RCMP for Heritage Fair. Kenzie Stelter, a grade 4 student at Raft River Elementary School in Clearwater opted to profile the Clearwater RCMP for her
Heritage Fair project. The topic of the project was selected by each student and reflected on someone within their life that has provided them with a positive impact or something of heritage to the community. Read the full story here.
An udderly unpredictable day. While Maple Ridge is known for its beautiful outdoor spaces and scenic mountain summits, being a police officer in the community can lead to unique challenges. Cst. Kombo and Cst. Haer spent some time while on patrol helping to wrangle a wayward calf who had been running into traffic. The calf was successfully wrangled and safely returned to its pen. Read the full story here.
Fallen Officer Constable Terry Draginda’s Stetson was located in a flea market in Germany, by collector and former police officer Tim Jöckell. Cst. Terry Draginda was a young Surrey RCMP officer who was killed in motor vehicle collision while on duty in September of 1974. Tim helped return Cst. Draginda’s Stetson back to its home at Surrey detachment. Read the full story here.
The city of Prince Rupert had the unique honour as it became the first RCMP policed community in BC to take part in the Safe Place program as the BC RCMP launched the program across the province. The Safe Place program, which was originated in Seattle and currently runs in Vancouver, allows for businesses to self-identify as a Safe Place for members of the LGBTQ community and will offer them shelter if they are feeling either unsafe or that they may be a victim of an anti-LGBTQ crime. Read the full story here.
–From the BC RCMP