Portage la Prairie ranks fifth in Crime Severity Index

Portage la Prairie ranks fifth in Crime Severity IndexMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Portage la Prairie is following a trend it rather not. On Monday Statistics Canada released its latest Crime Severity Index (CSI) and as many Canadian communities, crime was up, but unpleasantly so here. Greg Moreau, Statistics Canada analyst said Wednesday Portage la Prairie remains the fifth Canadian city with a…

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamwork

New RCMP Inspector says community policing is teamworkMickey Dumont/The Portage Citizen: As Chief of Police for the city of Portage la Prairie and the commander for the greater Central Plains detachment, Insp. Jarrid St. Pierre told the Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce/Rotary Club of Portage la Prairie Joint Luncheon Nov. 20, his vision for policing here is based on…

City again ranked in top 10 for violent crime

City again ranked in  top 10 for violent crimeMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen The police, politicians and Stats Canada warn you can’t judge a community solely by the numbers revealed this week in the recent Stats Canada Severe Crime Index (CSI) report. Portage la Prairie again is in the unenviable national spotlight as being in the top 10 worst ranked communities in Canada…

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMP

Can’t paint community picture by numbers: RCMPMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen Stats Can has its Crime Severity Index for measuring crime and the RCMP employ its own statisticians to analyze Canadian crime it says goes beyond the numbers in helping the national police force develop it policing programs. “We have our police reported statistics that our crime analysts use. Those are…

City adopts crisis intervention model

City adopts crisis intervention modelMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Portage la Prairie took a step forward May 24 to improving community safety and well-being with the announcement it has adopted an improved community mobilization model. Reeling after the Statistics Canada announcement over a year ago the Crime Severity Index (CSI) again portrayed Portage la Prairie nationally as a…