Downtown Dartmouth finally has a patrol it can call its own.
In a release today, former Mayor and current Dartmouth Councillor Gloria McCluskey announced that a newly assigned foot patrol officer began his first shift yesterday and will be on duty in the evening hours very soon.
Full news release:
“Councillor Gloria McCluskey announced today that Halifax Regional
Police have assigned a ‘beat cop’ to downtown Dartmouth. This action
forms part of the overall HRM strategy being implemented throughout
various departments that will result in improved communications between
the business sector and HRM.
“The business community in downtown Dartmouth welcomes the additional
policing support from the police” said George Clarke, Board Chair of
the Business Commission. “We have been pleased with the ongoing
support provided by the police, and the fact that we will have a police
presence on the street daily will further enhance the safe pedestrian
environment that we have been developing over the past few years,” he
Councillor McCluskey stated, “Downtown Dartmouth is a jewel in the
capital district and the increased communications between the police and
the business community through this expanded level of police services
will have very positive results.”
The daily beat cop shifts began yesterday and will soon extend into the
evening hours in the business commission district.”