By Andrea Horton
On February 27, representatives from the RCMP appeared before Council at the Committee of the Whole assembly. Corporal Williams requested that members of Council provide a list of their top policing priorities for 2012 for the next Regular Meeting of Council on March 5.
Council responded to the request and their top priorities are; speed reduction and enforcement initiatives, drug enforcement as well as underage drinking/bush parties.
“These are very workable,” said Sgt. David Dubnyk at the March 5 Council meeting. “I thank you all for your consult and recommendations.”
Further discussion ensued regarding the option to use the Youth Diversion programming more robustly within the District of Sparwood and Council fully supports this initiative.
The Youth Diversion Program works in partnership with the community to deliver quality programs to assist youth to make positive changes in their lives and to take responsibility for their actions.
The recommendation by Council is that the following priorities be provided to the RCMP for incorporation into the 2012/2013 Annual Performance Plan (APP) and that a more robust use of Youth Diversion programming within the District of Sparwood be realized.