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Iqaluit RCMP plans summer ATV patrols to improve public security

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Key takeaways: 

  • ATV patrols are arriving at the beach, playgrounds, the airport, and Sylvia Grinnell Park.
  • RCMP in Iqaluit is ready to launch summer ATV patrols in the park and everywhere in the capital.

The Iqaluit RCMP intends to expand its presence in Iqaluit again this summer by adding all-terrain vehicle patrols to its standard foot and cruiser patrols.

“The Iqaluit RCMP is dedicated to public protection in the community it operates. They have executed RCMP ATV patrols in the city for the summer,” a police release stated Wednesday.

The ATV patrols will take place on the beach, in the gardens around Iqaluit and Apex, at the airport, and Sylvia Grinnell Park. The RCMP recommended public members talk with the police officers on patrol.

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The Iqaluit RCMP intends to expand its presence in Iqaluit again this summer by adding all-terrain vehicle patrols to its standard foot and cruiser patrols

“It is a way for the neighborhood to get to understand them and for the police to know more regarding the people they help,” the release said.

The RCMP report just came days after a private vehicle, possibly making a wrong turn, collided with a gate that leads to Sylvia Grinnell Park.

The growth in police service also follows a call made last week in the Nunavut legislature by Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes.

Source – cbc.ca

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