Over the course of the Canada Day holiday weekend June 30th, 2022 – July 3rd, 2022, the Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to 92 calls for service. With the increase to the population, there is also an increase to the demands on policing to ensure public safety. These calls for service included;
- Animal calls
- Breach of peace (x9)
- Break and enter
- Causing a disturbance (x8)
- Municipal by-law offenses (x7)
- Impaired driving
- Missing persons
- Suspicious persons (x9)
The Sylvan Lake RCMP issued 17 Provincial Traffic/Liquor violations and 13 individuals were arrested for various matters resulting from enforcement throughout the weekend.
In addition to calls for service, officers volunteered time for community events on Canada Day in their Red Serge uniform, foot patrols on the beach area, as well as boat patrols conducting compliance checks and enforcement on Sylvan Lake.
As summer activities continue in Sylvan Lake this year, RCMP would like to remind vacation goers that due to traffic congestion they can expect delays on area roadways. Furthermore, impaired driving remains a leading cause of criminal death in Canada. RCMP will be actively conducting enforcement in order to ensure everyone’s safety.