Nine members at Clearwater RCMP

“We have no vacancies,” Sgt. Kevin Podbisky told Clearwater town council

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Clearwater RCMP detachment has a full complement of general duty and traffic services police officers, according to Sgt. Kevin Podbisky.

“We have no vacancies,” he told Clearwater town council during a report given July 19.

The detachment has one sergeant, one corporal and four constables, while traffic services has one corporal and two constables.

According to Podbisky, detachment members investigated 436 files during the second quarter of 2016, compared to 280 files during the same period last year.

Traffic members also investigated 70 files during the period, making a total of 506 calls for service that were investigated from April 1 to June 30.

The Clearwater units gave out 746 tickets and warnings during the quarter.

“That is quite incredible for a small detachment like this,” the sergeant said.

General duty members had 232 contacts and traffic service members had 514.

Traffic service members made 20 drug seizures while general duty members made eight.

Clearwater detachment members investigated and laid 38 criminal charges.

Victim Services manager Melody Romeo had 20 new client referrals for a year-to-date total of 42 cases, the sergeant reported.

Community policing initiatives included organizing the annual Bike Rodeo, which was held the last Monday in May at Raft River Elementary. Cst. Jay Meyer and conservation officer Warren Chayer helped coach the U19 boys to the provincial fastball championship in Surrey.

 

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