June 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - Summer is finally here and with it the return of uniformed officers on foot and bike patrols in several areas of the city.
Patrols will be done by foot, bike and boat and will include Downtown, North Shore and various parks and use a proactive approach to reducing crime when possible.
“These various patrols are another way that Kamloops RCMP is working to keep our streets and communities safe,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a release.
Foot patrol officers are aimed at being closer to those on the street and help address concerns such as panhandling, open liquor, drug use and mischief, as well as general disturbances while bike patrols are found to be more effective at getting to places not easily accessible by car, allowing officers to respond quickly to suspicious persons and activities.
In addition to catching impaired operators, boat patrols will include checking for proof of competency, life jackets and safety gear.
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