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Lloydminster RCMP hosting second virtual engagement session

Lloydminster RCMP is looking to hear from residents about policing in the Border City.

The detachment is launching another Let’s Talk Policing campaign starting February 8th and ending March 1st. During the three-week campaign, Inspector Lee Brachmann will respond, within two business days, to residents questions on the service’s priorities for the year, their crime reduction strategy, how the RCMP should approach crime reduction in the city, how the detachment can be more involved with the community and how they can collaborate with community partners.

This is the second virtual town hall the detachment has organized since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Lloydminster RCMP, there was a six per cent increase in overall criminal offences in 2020. Broken down into specific areas, there was a 12 per cent increase in persons crimes such as robberies, assaults and uttering threats and a 16 per cent rise in mischief-related offences such as vandalism and property damage. There was also a decrease in sexual offences and a nine per cent reduction in property crimes overall. Property crime reduction remains a focus for the detachment in 2021.

There was a significant increase in criminal offences labelled “other” which include a 180 per cent increase in failing to comply offences. Inspector Lee Brachmann has previously told MyLloydminsterNow that the increase isn’t a concern for residents as it is related to the detachments focus on targeting repeat offenders.

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Residents without access to a computer or the internet can participate by contacting the city at 780-875-6184, Ext. 2322, and request a printed copy. The city is also accepting written questions.

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