Positive RCMP program gets great feedback

Port McNeill RCMP have begun a program that targets kids doing good things

Sgt. Craig Blanchard made an oral report at the Port McNeill council meeting Aug. 17 about what is going on with local RCMP.

Blanchard said that a positive enforcement program is receiving great feedback.

The program sees officers handing out tickets to young people in town doing positive things, like wearing bike helmets.

They can then be entered into a draw to win a bike.

Councillor Graham MacDonald commended the efforts and said that police really lack resources when it comes to dealing with youth.

Sgt. Blanchard also said that the new Harbour Manager is doing a great job of communicating with police and helping to get small things dealt with right away.

“For us we solved a lot of small crimes and prevented a lot of bigger things from happening due to his cooperation,” he said.