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Dynamic Patrol Initiative

Approved by: 259 - September 3, 2021

For a two week period beginning on August 9, 2021 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service conducted proactive patrols in the downtown core.

The Dynamic Patrol focus area is determined through investigative analysis of community complaints as well as information gathered by officers while responding to calls for service.

“The additional patrols provide an increased police presence in areas we continue to receive calls and complaints about,” says Acting Inspector of Emergency Management and Business Continuity Ben Bolduc. “The goal is to deter people involved in criminal activity from victimizing community members and increase enforcement of federal, provincial and municipal laws and by-laws such as the Safe Streets Act and Liquor Licence Act.”

Between August 9, 2021 and August 21, 2021 officers were assigned to the downtown core between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

During the two week initiative two officers were assigned each day, totalling 156 additional patrol hours in the downtown.

As a result of the extra patrols officers conducted the following;

  • Made Five arrests,
  • Issued 14 Provincial Offences Notices,
  • Laid One by-law ticket,
  • Performed Six Street Checks,
  • Spoke with 108 people,
  • Performed 35 Vehicle Checks, and
  • Spent 10 Hours Walking Patrol area.

Dynamic Patrol is an ongoing initiative and will be deployed as necessary in various areas of the community.

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