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The Sea to Sky RCMP are hosting a town hall near the end of March in Squamish and Whistler.
According to a news release, the RCMP is inviting community members and policing partners to two separate meetings for community engagement. The Squamish meeting will be at Brennan Park Recreation Centre from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 27 and the Whistler meeting will be at the Whistler Public Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 29.
“Town halls are an opportunity for community engagement and to create shared understanding about the Sea to Sky RCMP’s current vision and priorities,” wrote Cpl. Angela Kermer, media relations officer with the RCMP.
“Further, these meetings are important for the Sea to Sky RCMP to consult with, and hear from the community and policing partners about their expectations for the delivery of policing services and desired activities and outcomes for policing.”
These meetings will also be broadcasted online for the public to engage if they cannot make it in person.
“We are your RCMP,” said Insp. Robert Dykstra, the officer in charge of the Sea to Sky RCMP, in the news release. “I invite you to participate at a local meeting in person or online, so we can hear your voice, and so we can collectively develop shared goals and visions for policing in our communities across the Sea to Sky area.”
The news release also stated that town hall meetings would be planned for Bowen Island and Pemberton at a later date. Some refreshments will be served at the meetings.
As always, members of the public are encouraged to come to the police if they have information about a crime by contacting the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or going to the website SolveCrime.ca.