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Thursday , 6 August 2020

Cold Lake and Bonnyville RCMP Detachments encourage people to call, limit walk-ins

Cold Lake RCMP is asking people to only visit the RCMP Detachment for urgent matters when unable to contact police by phone to limit the spread of COVID-19 as on Monday evening.

Persons required to report to the detachment by court order should call the detachment for instructions, police said in an email.

“We will be suspending the conduct of all personal records checks unless it will bring hardship to an individual,” the release said.

Cold Lake Sgt. Ryan Howrish said: “We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure we can continue to meet the policing needs of our community while mitigating the well-being of our police officers and support staff .

“We thank the public for their cooperation and recommend all follow protocols in order to flatten the curve.”

To call, 780-594-3302 ext. 0.

Bonnyville RCMP

Bonnyville police are encouraging people to call instead of walk into the RCMP detachment for collision reports.

They are stopping criminal record checks and fingerprints until normal duties resume.

They are asking to email the detachment for a collision report to fill in details and return the report along with a copy of your driver’s license, registration and insurance card.

If you have an urgent request you can call 780-343-7200.

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About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.