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LPS curbing crime in the downtown core

July 22, 2019

With more than 80 criminal charges, 85 arrest warrants and thousands of dollars of seized property, the Lethbridge Police Service’s (LPS) downtown enforcement project is curbing crime in the downtown core.

The LPS’s presentation also included additional resources for residents if they suspect drug activity in their neighbourhood.

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) is a unit of the Alberta Sheriffs that helps keep communities safe by dealing with problem properties that are being used for specific illegal activity. Residents can confidentially make a report to SCAN via the toll-free number 1-866-960-SCAN (7226) or by heading to alberta.ca/report-suspicious-property.aspx.

Crime Stoppers is another resource residents can use to help “create a safer, more secure community.” By calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go to sacrimestoppers.ca, residents pass along tips about anything suspicious they may witness.