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Friday , 4 December 2020

Cold Lake RCMP detachment to lock doors Thursday

Bonnyville’s limited services will continue, while encouraging phone calls and emails first.

Cold Lake RCMP is following suit with another local detachment in deciding to lock their doors for the foreseeable future.

Effective Thursday, November 19, the front door at the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment will remain locked until further notice.

Cold Lake RCMP said they would like to ensure the public that we will still have boots on the ground as there will be no changes in police response and will continue to meet the needs of our communities and areas we serve.

St. Paul RCMP detachment’s doors are now locked as of Wednesday.

In Bonnyville, the detachment is still limiting access into the building but is open between 10:00am-2:00pm.

“We are requesting that basic criminal records checks, statements of loss, statements for investigations, etc..be emailed to the general Bonnyville detachment account,” said Sgt. Kim Hillier in a written statement.

“The public can call us for a determination on whether access to the building will be required based on their circumstances.”

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Before attending the Cold Lake RCMP detachment, they ask you to call their office at 780-594-3302 for assistance.

“We are handling collisions reports, taking statements and criminal record checks via email at [email protected]. To report crimes of damage, theft or loss of property under $5000.00, reports can be made through our online reporting at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta.”

Bonnyville RCMP’s email RCMP is [email protected] and phone is 780-343-7200.

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.