RCMP in Nova Scotia will begin policing in Springhill effective April 1st, 2015.
The final details for the transition of policing services are being completed and the RCMP will soon be on duty Springhill.
The Springhill RCMP detachment will be located at 43 Main Street in the former municipal office. Open to the public, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. familiar face Cynthia White will provide front-counter service. She will assist the public with completing motor vehicle collision reports, making any type of complaint, obtaining a criminal records check and other administrative functions. For emergencies, please call 911.
Part of RCMP’s Cumberland District, which includes Amherst, Oxford, Pugwash and Parrsboro, the Springhill detachment will be staffed by eight police officers and one administrative support employee. Two of the officers joining the RCMP are former Springhill Police.
Sgt. Keith MacKinnon will be the new detachment commander for Springhill. A native of Nova Scotia, Sgt. MacKinnon has served with the RCMP for 26 years. His postings have included detachments and federal policing serious and organized crime units in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.
Keith is a strong believer in community-based policing and integrating with the community where he serves. He was a swim team coach in Labrador and has worked extensively with schools and communities in raising drug awareness during his service.
‘I am excited to take on this new role in Springhill. I look forward to getting to know the citizens of Springhill and becoming part of the community. One of my main goals is to work with the community to further initiatives related to road safety and crime prevention,’ says MacKinnon.
As of April 1st, to contact the Springhill RCMP detachment, please call 902-597-3779.