DC RCMP want to hear from you at their World Cafe on Feb 19

Dawson Creek RCMP will be hosting a public town-hall on Feb 19.

The event goes between 7 and 8pm at the Co-op Mercer Hall located in the lower lobby of the Encana Events Center.

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The purpose of this meeting is to gain community input for the RCMP strategic priorities for 2020. To enable all community members an opportunity to provide input a version of "World Cafe Problem Solving" will be utilized.

"The Dawson Creek RCMP senior management team will be in attendance and available to speak with community members one-on-one after the meeting," said Damon Werrell, S/Sgt and detachment commander in Dawson Creek.

"The Dawson Creek RCMP encourages community members to attend and provide input on the policing priorities for the new year." "We're trying to identify our policing priorities for 2020, and part of that is engaging our stakeholders, which is the community members of Dawson Creek."

Several tables will be set up to accommodate various groups, to discuss what they feel the priorities need to be, says Werrell, adding that each group will elect one representative bring their ideas and issues forward to an open mic.

"We did a meeting last year in regards to break and enters, and I think we had about 50 people show, so I'm expecting about the same amount, said Werrell, noting that property crime remains a top concern for Dawson Creek, as roughly 50 percent of calls to the detachment are regarding theft.

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