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Community safety top priority during policing transition

As the RCMP prepares for the transition to a municipal police service in Grande Prairie, the RCMP says it is committed to providing quality policing in the interim.

Superintendent Lee Brachmann says the upcoming change has not shifted any of their goals and future planning is still being done.

“While we are in the position of being the police service jurisdiction, we’re going to continue to solicit feedback on priority setting moving forward, as well as working with our partners in the Grande Prairie Police Service to ensure a seamless transition between RCMP service and the Grande Prairie Police Service.”

Brachmann adds that the common goal for both parties is to ensure the safety of the community and advance shared initiatives such as partnerships with street-engaged individuals and at-risk youth during the transition.

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“We are committed absolutely to ensuring quality police service in the City of Grande Prairie and advancing initiatives related to community safety with our partners in the Grande Prairie Police Service.”

The RCMP has confirmed it is in the early stages of working on a detachment building for the County of Grande Prairie. According to Brachmann, the building is very likely to be established in the Clairmont area.

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