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…

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…