As we move towards March, the EPS is excited to build closer relationships with community members, developing new strategies to target problems like drug activity. Reporting any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood is a great place to start. Here are some examples of what to look for:
Suspicious vehicles and increased traffic
You may regularly observe suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood. These vehicle may stay for 20 minutes and be visited by several other vehicles.. There may also be a brief conversation and then a hand to hand exchange. This occurs all over the city every night.
Frequent home visits
Likewise, suspected drug activity is usually associated with homes in your neighborhood that have increased traffic coming into or out of the building. You may also notice the occupant running out to vehicles to speak with someone or for a hand to hand exchange. These activities are usually observed in the late evening and early morning hours.
Either activity will include increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around your residence. As the activity persists, it can also result in other crimes such as damaged property or theft.
If you notice this suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, call the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567. You can assist police by:
- Noting the license plate number (if safe to do so);
- Noting the time of day the activity is occurring; and
- Tracking the number of visits.
This type of information will help the EPS identify these people and work to stop any illegal activities in your neighbourhood.