Nipawin man fed up with local crime

By Nigel Maxwell
October 17, 2018 - 1:14pm Updated: October 17, 2018 - 2:26pm

A Nipawin man claims the crime in his community is out of control, and he wants to do something about it.
Glenn Smith expressed interest about the creation of a Citzens on Patrol group. 
"We don't seem to be able to go more than a week in town here without having some sort of issue whether it be break-and-enters or thefts," he said.
Smith, who himself has been hit by thieves, said he felt compelled to do something about the problems and he thought a Citizens on Patrol group would be a good way to go about it.
"Something needs to be done where we can assist with police in seeing what's gong on, like they cannot be everywhere all the time," he said.
The idea is not new. At the RCMP's community meeting in Nipawin last spring, questions were raised back then about having a Citizens on Patrol program, but for whatever reason nothing was followed up on until now. Smith said he has set up an information meeting for Oct. 24 at the Nipawin Fish and Game Hall. An RCMP officer from Regina has been invited to come and talk about how the program works.
"After information on the program is received we are going to see how much support there is. It takes quite a bit of backing from the community in order to run a program like this," Smith said.
Nipawin Mayor Rennie Harper told northeastNOW she supports the inititiative but added the town would not be directly responsible for running it.  


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