DIDSBURY - Town council has received an update from K Division commanding officer and deputy commissioner Curtis Zablocki regarding enforcement hours in Didsbury.
During the fall 2022 Alberta Municipalities conference, town officials advised Zablocki that maintaining a police presence in the community is a key issue for Didsbury citizens.
In a letter sent to the town in response, Zablocki said, “Superintendent Rick Jane has advised that a new shifting model (at the Didsbury RCMP detachment) was implemented at the end of September, which reduced silent hours from six hours to two hours.
“Adopting this new schedule format will see 22 hours of coverage per day in your community versus 18 under the old structure, and is being piloted for six months to ensure it meets your satisfaction.”
Zablocki added that, “Your openness in discussing our service delivery to your community is invaluable, as these discussions give context to specific community concerns, which are essential to shaping our service delivery strategies.”
Town of Didsbury Mayor Rhonda Hunter said the RCMP addressing the town’s concerns with the new coverage structure is welcomed.
“We are really happy about that,” she said.
During the Jan. 24 council meeting, council received Zablocki’s letter as information.