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Thursday , 21 October 2021

Cold Lake RCMP’s increased visibility “well-received” so far; wear your helmets when bike riding

The Cold Lake RCMP foot patrol initiative is reaching its six-month mark and had yielded positive results in the community, the police said.

Officers from the detachment have been engaging in foot patrols throughout the downtown core and say the feedback from the business owners in the area has been positive.

The primary focus of the initiative is to enhance police visibility and presence, as well as public engagement.

RCMP officers are out on the streets interacting with the public and acting as a deterrent to potential criminal activity, the Mounties said.

“The patrols have been well received by the members of the public,” says Corporal Sean Dutch of the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment.

“We have received numerous comments from businesses in the area expressing their appreciation and we enjoy getting out and interacting with the general public as well.”

Cold Lake RCMP is committed to community engagement and is always looking for ways to improve client service and public safety.

Warmer weather means helmet season

Cold Lake RCMP is reminding parents and children to wear helmets when riding their bikes and skateboards.

Cold Lake RCMP is reminding residents to make sure their kids are wearing helmets when riding their bikes, scooters, and skateboards.

“Approximately 7,500 cyclists are seriously injured every year in Canada. Do your part in reducing that statistic.,” the RCMP said in a press release.

They recommend that if children are reluctant to wear their helmet, that you should ride with them and wear a helmet as well to encourage them to be safe.

Corporal Marie-Eve Mackenzie-Plante says, “Let’s keep our little ones safe by slowing down in our neighborhoods!”

Cold Lake RCMP says to be vigilant and slow down in parking lots, school and playground zones.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.