Dynamic Patrol issues activity report

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A Sault Police Services supervisor arrived on scene in the west end, July 26, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

The Dynamic Patrol initiative continued for another two-week period, this time beginning on October 6, 2021.

Between October 6 and October 20, 2021 officers focused patrol on the downtown core between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

As a result of assigning two officers each day during the two-week initiative, 168 additional patrol hours took place in the downtown.

Throughout the extra patrols, officers conducted the following;

  • Spent 56 Hours on Walking Patrol,
  • Checked 69 Businesses,
  • Spoke with 48 Business Owners or Employees,
  • Issued Nine Provincial Offences Notices,
  • Laid Two by-law Tickets, Spoke with 100 People, and
  • Performed Nine Vehicle Checks.

“The goal of the most recent Dynamic Patrol initiative was to put more of a personal touch on policing in the downtown,” says Acting Inspector of Emergency Management and Business Continuity Ben Bolduc. “We want local business owners to know who is policing their community so they are comfortable utilizing the Service as a resource to keep themselves and their businesses safe.”

Dynamic Patrol is an ongoing initiative to increase police presence in local neighbourhoods and near businesses. Officers will be deployed as necessary in various areas of the community.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve noticed a much bigger police presence in the past few weeks. Not just downtown but all around the city. People have slowed down, there isn’t as much aggression. I no longer feel like I’m living along the autobahn. It’s good!!

  2. The criminals roam free and wild while a business owner at 2pm can expect their tax dollars paid back in the form of unwanted pestering at threat of “provincial offence note.”

    What a joke.

  3. In my opinion that is not the hours that would require a patrol and posting the patrol hours isn’t really smart either…there should be an actual Police station downtown with foot patrol! That would get results… that Station Mall office is a waste of tax dollars!

  4. What’s saddest about this dynamic patrol initiative isn’t so much that it’s a pilot program, or that it’s just starting in 2021. It’s that this type of policing has been part & parcel of a regular police shift for the majority of modern police services integral to community policing.
    How backwards and behind is this place I’ve moved to?

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