Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that despite there being 4000-5000 people in the Boundary City to enjoy Canada Rock Fest, Mounties not kept overly busy during the festival weekend.
During the four-day period from August 4-7, police officers responded to a total of 50 calls for service, with only a handful generated from the Rock Fest.
There were three people were arrested for alcohol related disturbances, however no charges will be considered in these matters.
From a policing standpoint, this festival could not have gone any better, says Grand Forks Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. While some credit can go to my officers and the security team, so much credit has to go to the festivalgoers who simply came here to have a good time and enjoy some great music.
The Grand Forks Detachment increased their presence by adding to their normal compliment of members, by bringing in extra resources during the three-night event.
These extra officer’s main role was to be a visible presence at the festival and to assist event security when needed.
The Grand Forks RCMP worked closely with the security team prior to the festival and during to ensure a safe, secure, and fun time was had by all.
Peppler said Grand Forks RCMP will continue to work closely with event organizers and the City of Grand Forks on any issues such as traffic and pedestrian congestion, and parking, especially along 68th Ave alongside the festival grounds.