Two MD of Bonnyville residents will have the chance to make a difference when it comes to rural policing. The MD announced on February 20th that the Rural Policing Committee is returning. Two MD residents are eligible to become members-at-large with the new group. This isn’t the first time a panel has been formed on rural policing in the area. Director of Public Safety for the MD Chris Garner says some priorities have changed with this new committee.
“We want to have a little more involvement in the day-to-day understanding about what our partners in the RCMP are up to, what we’re doing here at Public Safety. Getting everyone on the same page.”
The new committee will discuss safety priorities as well as projects to help keep rural homes and businesses safe. The two resident members will sign on with the group until October 2020. Garner says he’ll be looking for residents that want to be heard when it comes to keeping the MD safe for everyone.
“[We’re looking for] People that want to effect positive change and have some input into how law enforcement is going to be operating in the MD of Bonnyville.”
Applications for the positions are being accepted now. More information on the committee is available on the MD website.