Brock residents will get the chance to speak out about crime in their Kamloops neighbourhood

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KAMLOOPS - Residents of a Kamloops neighbourhood, which has seen an increase in crime over the past year, will get their chance to voice their concerns next week.

The Brocklehurst Community Association is teaming up with the City of Kamloops crime prevention coordinator and the RCMP to come up with strategies for combatting crime, including theft from vehicles.

The group says on its Facebook event, community members will get to hear answers to questions surrounding the influx of crime in the area and what residents can do to protect themselves and their property.

"It's important to note that this will not become an angry town hall-type meeting," the group writes. "We understand that everyone is frustrated but we will be limited for time and, as a community, we need to start somewhere."

This comes after a police committee meeting at city hall where the frustrations of Brock residents were discussed. Kamloops RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller reminded residents if they want to see more police patrols of an area, they need to report criminal activity to police.

“What we found was within Brock they’re reporting offences on Facebook but not necessarily following up with calls to the police,” Mueller said at the meeting.

The Brock Community Association is asking residents to also send their concerns to Kamloops city council. 

You can email your questions and concerns for the meeting to brockcommunityassoc@gmail.com.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Seniors Activity Centre in the Brock Shopping Centre.


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