Police patrol changes could curb street level crime

By Jill Sperling
June 23, 2016 - 4:16pm

KAMLOOPS — Many Kamloops mounties will be trading in their cruisers for bikes, boats, and a good pair of shoes this summer. 

Uniformed officers will be conducting foot patrols primarily in the Downtown area, the North Shore and various parks. 

Corporal Jodi Shelkie says there are benefits to having officers on bike patrols. 

"Bikes are very effective at going places not easily accessible by our police cars. We can respond rapidly, and often unexpectedly on suspicious persons and activities," stated Skelkie. 

Shelkie says officers will also be out patrolling the waters, checking for safety gear and making sure there is no impaired operation of vessels. 

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