As many residents noticed the Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) in the Lac La Biche area today, they were in Lac La Biche for a training exercise. There was no risk to the public. PDS work on their skills and conduct regular training to ensure they are delivering a high level of service to Albertans. They do various training exercises throughout the province. Today, a training exercise just happened to be in the Lac La Biche area.
PDS are there to receive a call for service at any time of day and provide policing support. PDS respond to thousands of calls for service and capture hundreds of suspects each year. RCMP dog handlers also support various police investigations with their policing knowledge. Dog handlers are often experienced police officers who can provide insight and advice during various types of investigations. PDS can recover evidence, search for people who are reported missing or who have wandered off, search for suspects and conduct high-risk operations. The ability to find people investigators can’t, allows the police dog services to enhance both public and officer safety.
If you see anything suspicious or witness any crime in our area, you are encouraged to contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-404-2500. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.