Grand Forks RCMP continue to see decline in calls for service over summer months

Grand Forks

2023-09-06 08:13 HAP

Dossier nº Grand Forks RCMP - 2023

Now that we are in the start of September, where many feel it is the unofficial end to summer, the Grand Forks RCMP have tallied up their calls for service, and once again, have seen a decrease in the calls for police assistance. Calls for service can range from noise complaints and missing license plates to break and enters, thefts, serious assault calls, impaired driving and much more.

In looking at the months of July and August, the RCMP have noted a downward trend over the last few years. In 2021, there was 580 calls for service in Grand Forks and 142 out at Christina Lake, for a total of 722 total calls. In the summer of 2022, that dropped to 529 calls for service in Grand Forks and 135 out at the Lake for a total of 664. In 2023, Mounties noted a 30% decline in calls for service from the previous year dropping to 403 calls in Grand Forks and 103 calls in Christina Lake, for a total of 506 calls.

There could be a variety of reasons that have led to this decline in our call volume, states Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. Anything from a decline in tourism and motorists driving though as a result of the province wide wildfire activity to certain ‘clients’ having left town.

It should also be noted that while the detachment did not operate at full strength, any gaps or shortages were filled with local officers working overtime and bringing in outside resources and support to supplement the detachment. Officers maintained a strong presence in the community, on the highways and out at Christina Lake.

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Serg. Darryl Peppler
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Détachement régional de Grand Forks-Kootenay-Boundary
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