The Bonnyville Detachment 2021 Community Engagement sessions are now complete. One request they recieved was to have an RCMP member stationed in the Village of Glendon.
Sgt. Sarah Parke from the Bonnyville Detachment says the RCMP deploys its resources based on a number of factors, including calls for service (number and crime type), crime severity index and population, to name a few.
“Bonnyville Detachment conducts frequent patrols to Glendon and is aware of recent property crime activity, as well as prolific offender(s) in the area,” Sgt. Parke said. “The Detachment is also supported by the District’s Crime Reduction Unit, based out of St. Paul, and a regional Crime Reduction Unit that patrols the M.D. of Bonnyville and both units frequently patrol Glendon, as well as other communities in the Lakeland Region.”
Sgt. Parke says, currently, while persons crimes are up from eight reported incidents this time last year to 16 reported this year, property crime is down from 28 reported this time last year, to 22 for this year in Glendon.
“Aside from the increase in persons crimes, all other reported crime is down in Glendon” Sgt. Parke said. “The Bonnyville Detachment will continue to proactively patrol Glendon and encourages all community members to report all crimes to the RCMP.”
Crimes in Glendon that are not reported do not reflect the true nature of what is happening in Glendon and thus affects how
the RCMP deploys its resource, Sgt. Parke concluded.