Trail City Council approves daytime security patrols
Trail City Council has approved Selkirk Security Services Ltd. (Selkirk) to provide additional day patrols of downtown, Rossland Avenue, Gyro Park, and other high activity areas and neighbourhoods by a minimum of six hours per day, to a maximum of 49 hours per week until the end of September 2020. These security patrols start immediately and will supplement Selkirk’s current evening patrol schedule, and the Trail RCMP’s additional semiweekly evening foot patrols that were approved and announced in a City of Trail press release on Aug. 13.
Selkirk’s day patrols include uniformed guards who observe and report suspicious and criminal activity to the Trail RCMP.
“We’ve had a strong working relationship with Selkirk for several years and we feel confident in their services,” said Mayor Lisa Pasin.
The increased services are in response to our citizens’ ongoing concerns of public safety throughout the community. “Although we hope the increased security presence will help deter the unwanted happenings in our neighbourhoods, we do understand there are many layers to the problems we are currently facing. Therefore, at this time, our goal is to review and monitor the increased patrols until the end of September before making a decision on how to proceed for the remainder of the year and into 2021.”
To assist with the accuracy of the data that will be reviewed at the end of September, the City would like to remind its citizens on the importance of reporting suspicious and criminal activity directly to the RCMP. “We often hear, through social media, about incidents that have occurred in our community that aren’t reported to the police,” said Pasin. “If you witness something suspicious, or are a victim of a crime, we strongly recommend you contact our local police before posting anything online.”
During an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call the RCMP Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566.