Leduc County supports RCMP priorities

Leduc RCMP and Leduc County council have received the results of the recent RCMP priorities survey for 2016-2017...

Leduc RCMP and Leduc County council have received the results of the recent RCMP priorities survey for 2016-2017 and the public has indicated its top priorities and concerns are major property crimes, impaired driving, drug use and minor property crime.

Insp. Kevin Kunetzki says there was more than 2,000 people who responded to the survey. He also added the main priorities within the Leduc County fall in line with regional priorities.

Along with the survey questions there was a comments section where participants could further explain themselves.

“The residents have expressed a level of frustration with property crime,” said Kunetzki. He specifically named areas around Breton, Thorsby and east of Calmar.

Residents have also indicated a desire for increased police presence and a school resource officer (SRO) in the rural schools. “School resource officers are provided to city schools but not in the counties,” said Kunetzki.

Kunetzki explained to council he wanted to make special mention of some of the comments as not all were reflected in the top priorities.

Coun. Clay Stumph asked why no mention of false alarms were in the comments. Kunetzki added he had noticed that as well.

Council approved focusing its support behind the top three priorities: major property crimes, impaired driving and drug use.


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