The Cold Lake RCMP’s increased patrols downtown are paying off.
After removing panhandler due to numerous complaints earlier this month, the detachment has been allocating more resources to the downtown area.
The RCMP report a significant decrease in crime and complaints since then. Often they’re able to discover criminal activity before it’s reported.
That doesn’t mean other parts of the jurisdiction are being neglected though, the RCMP issued over 70 tickets in a traffic blitz last Friday.