With the arrival of a new constable, Clearwater RCMP detachment is now at full complement, although one member of Traffic Services is currently on paternity leave.
That was the report from Sgt. Kevin Podbisky to Clearwater town council on July 9.
The new constable, Jay Meyer, is DARE (drug abuse resistance education) trained, which means possibly there will be a program for students in Grade 5 in the future.
The detachment members investigated 444 files during the second quarter of 2013. This compares to 427 files during the same period the year before.
Traffic members investigated 41 files during the second quarter. A total of 485 calls for service were received.
The detachment and traffic services units issued a total of 550 tickets and warnings during the quarter.
One male subject was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.
This year’s bike rodeo did not attract so many youngsters as last year’s. Possibly this was because people did not realize it would be held inside the Sportsplex.
Foot patrols have been stepped up as part of a crime reduction strategy for Dutch Lake Park and Rotary Sports Park. A number of liquor seizures have been made as a result.