The Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Municipal Enforcement have renewed their commitment to bike patrols in 2024.
The 2023 collaborative summer bike project saw officers trade their police cars for bicycles.
The goal of the project was to engage the youth and the general public in a positive way while simultaneously addressing “nuisance” concerns from residents. The nuisance behaviour targeted included noise complaints, graffiti, car prowling and bridge jumping.
From June 30 to Sept. 8, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement officers’:
- Attended community events including Canada Day celebrations, block parties, the Airdrie Rodeo, Airdrie circus, Mighty Machines event at the Airdrie library, festivals and community engagement forums.
- With the support of Circle K and Dairy Queen officers distributed over 3000 positive tickets to community members “caught” displaying good behaviour. Tickets were exchanged for cold treats at Airdrie Circle K and Dairy Queen stores.
- 159 warnings were issued for provincial and municipal offences. Offences included: off-leash dogs, youth not wearing helmets, noise violations, bridge jumping, panhandling and open liquor violations/the Cannabis Act.
- Officers investigated another 61 nuisance complaints. Further, they participated in road safety operations in construction and playground zones.
Sergeant Brad Malacko of the Airdrie RCMP Investigative and Community Services Unit remarked “We have received tremendous positive feedback from the community with respect to the summer bike patrol project. Partnering with our Municipal Enforcement team we were able to address community concerns and engagement while providing enhanced enforcement.”
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