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RCMP ready to pump up presence in Kelowna this summer

‘You can expect to see an increased number of police officers on each watch’
Kelowna RCMP will have more officers on watch and step up traffic and water vessel enforcement. (Kelowna RCMP)

There will be more of an RCMP presence and police resources on Kelowna streets this summer.

“You can expect to see an increased number of police officers on each watch, as deployed from other teams within our detachment,” RCMP Supt. Kara Triance told council at its June 19 regular meeting.

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The Integrated Crisis Response Team will remain staffed with four members along with a mental health and crisis nurse on two of those teams.

The Gang Enforcement Team will also operate in Kelowna and area throughout the summer.

“You can expect an increase in BC Highway Patrol and traffic services resources on the roads,” added Triance. “They will be committed to assisting us with motor vehicle incidents that are serious in nature, taking that burden off our frontline response.”

Triance told council there will be an expanded RCMP response throughout the city on Canada Day.

The RCMP’s provincial marine section will also continue enforcement on key weekends at marinas, boat launches and on Okanagan lakes.

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Gary Barnes

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Recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting...
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