Clearwater Detachment members investigated 280 files during the first quarter of 2012, compared to 268 files during the first quarter of 2011. Traffic members investigated 57 files during this period. A total of 337 calls for service were investigated in this quarter.
Traffic services is currently down a position with the vacancy of the Cpl. supervisor position. The successful candidate should be identified by the end of the month. Hopefully the position will be filled by this summer.
On the general duty side, Cst. Jamie Parsons has accepted a transfer to Powell River. Cst. Andrew Bachmann from Port MacNeil has been identified to replace Cst. Parsons and hopefully will be here by July.
In line with our detachment’s strategic priorities addressing traffic safety and substance abuse, the Clearwater detachment had a total of 13 drug seizures from traffic stops; one grow op was taken down in Avola with a total of 307 marijuana plants being seized; one female subject was charged with production and will be appearing in court in May; and one criminal code impaired driving charge was laid during this period as well as two IRP warns.
Clearwater detachment members continue to be involved with the local schools and during this reporting period a number of bullying and Internet safety talks were conducted. Clearwater detachment members also participated in a floor hockey game at the elementary school on anti-bullying day in February. A robbery prevention talk was given at one of the local businesses in March. At my request, Clearwater detachment members will be organizing a bike rodeo for the kids to be held May 26. Cst. Bruns will be spear-heading this event.
Clearwater RCMP took part in the North Thompson Job Fair in April.
This year’s 2012/13 Annual Performance Plan has been completed. This year’s priorities are: traffic enforcement – aggressive drivers; traffic enforcement – impaired drivers; organized crime – grow ops; and community policing – police visibility.