Annual Report - New Brunswick
Recently, I was at a restaurant, when I happened to overhear a conversation between the mayor and a citizen who was concerned because he didn't often see police at work in the community. The mayor's response was that this is in fact a great thing. It means they live in a safe and peaceful community, where public police interventions are not often necessary. It doesn't mean the police aren't there. It means they are focused on where they are most needed, targeting problem areas and those known to inflict the most harm on communities. In other words, they are busy working to ensure the public peace remains intact.
Every day, police officers are in our communities working hard to not only solve crime but prevent it. Some days, we are very visible to the public, like when a traffic checkstop is taking place. Other days, we are not as much, such as when working on an investigation to reduce the amount of drugs in the community. While police have a vital role to play, our success rests heavily on strong partnerships within the community, with other law enforcement agencies and with our partners. These partnerships are crucial to helping us achieve our collective goal in New Brunswick; to keep our province safe and secure.
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