Friday, April 23, 2010

North Coast Enforcement

Law enforcement on Labrador’s North Coast will soon be enhanced.

Sgt. Wayne Newell says this was made possible with funds from the Provincial Budget.

Newell is the RCMP’s Media Relations Officer in St. John’s.

He says the communities of Nain and Hopedale will each receive a Community Constable.

Community Constables are hired by its Community Government to partner with the RCMP to enforce its bi-laws.

The positions have yet to be advertised.

Newell says the community of Postville will also see more RCMP presence.

He says the RCMP Relief Officers will fly in from Goose Bay to take pressure off of the officers stationed in Makkovik.

So depending on the need, these relief officers could be stationed in Postville anywhere from a day to a week.

Newell stresses that he is happy that the Provincial Budget includes more monies for extra law enforcement for Nunatsiavut.

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