Police say they can respond quickly to Sandspit calls

  • Mar. 23, 2007 6:00 a.m.

The RCMP Queen Charlotte detachment can respond to incidents in Sandspit within 30 minutes if required, Sgt. Neil Hogg told members of the Moresby Island Management Committee Wednesday (March 21).
There is an RCMP member stationed in Sandspit, but if he needs backup or is away, the Queen Charlotte detachment will send officers over in the police boat, Sgt. Hogg said.
In fact, Sgt. Hogg said he had used the police boat to come over to the meeting.
If the seas were too rough for RCMP to use their boat, the Coast Guard will bring them over, he said.
“If it gets too severe that we can’t sneak across, we do have an arrangement with the Coast Guard,” he said.
Sgt. Hogg told the committee members that he was also happy to see the latest census figures for Sandspit, which put the community’s population at 402. It may not be much, but it’s more than people had been telling him to expect, Sgt. Hogg said.

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