Dawson Creek RCMP adds four members for rural policing

The Dawson Creek RCMP detachment is adding four more police officers dedicated for service to rural communities.

The detachment is working with Electoral Area Director of Area "D", Wayne Hiebert, to find a suitable location for its satellite detachment.

Hiebert says after the recent EnCana bombings and threats, the added police force will be welcomed.

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In a letter addressed from the RCMP to residents of rural communities, Sergeant Stephen Grant says the added crew will provide a dedicated, enhanced policing service to the rural community.

Grant says since the beginning of the incidents, the police service have often performed unheralded, but important functions to advance the investigations.

Meanwhile, Hiebert says the satellite detachment is likely to be located in Tomslake. He says the area will be perfect location for the new RCMP members.

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Hiebert says the crews will likely be in Tomslake for around six months. Grant says he would like to see the satellite location set up by the fall.

On Wednesday, a letter was sent to the Dawson Creek Daily News, which said EnCana has three months to begin shutting down operations, or the bombings will get a lot worse.
 

Meanwhile, the Peace River Regional District says it, along with RCMP, industry and all government agencies are doing everything in their power to ensure saftey within the communities. The Regional District says the bombings will not be tolerated, and are asking anyone with information to visit www.dawsoncreekbombings.com

For the story on the latest threat-letter, Click Here

For a Terrorism Expert’s take on the bombings, Click Here

To see a video of crews dealing with the July 1st bombing, Click Here
 

Click on the attachment below for the letter from Sgt. Stephen Grant.

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