In an update from the local RCMP detachment earlier this month, there was one particular figure (the difference between two figures, really) that stood out to councillor Patrick Wilson.
He noted that in the 2019 RCMP Annual Mayor’s Report, he was “amazed to see” that the detachment had logged 2018 to 2019 we went from 138 speeding violations in 2018, compared to 1023 last year.
Replying (virtually) to the councillor, Staff Sergeant Dave Brunner attributed much of the increase to good old fashioned hard work from two members of the detachment.
“When you have the right people doing the job, they’re out there writing tickets, and that’s why you’ll see the jump in the numbers,” he told Wilson following his July 13 presentation to council.
“We’ve got two switched-on people that are out there enforcing and doing traffic tickets, and they do a good job.”
He said he thinks his traffic team take “a blended approach of education and enforcement,” setting up in various communities throughout Cochrane.