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White Rock RCMP, Transit Police share safety tips with local bus users

Local law enforcement ride seaside city routes to speak with transit riders

White Rock RCMP members were busy on local bus routes recently.

After their ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event the detachment hosted in October, they heard from some White Rock citizens who did not feel safe or comfortable using transit, White Rock RCMP Const. Chantal Sears noted in an email.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Sears and Transit Police Cpl. Shiraaz Hanif rode a variety of buses throughout the seaside city and spoke to numerous transit riders on the bus, and at bus stops on North Bluff Road, Johnston Road, Thrift Avenue and Marine Drive about their concerns and best safety practices.

“We handed out safety brochures and explained (some) safety tips,” she said, and noted there’s a website where transit safety tips are listed.

The Transit Police site encourages people to “see something, say something, ” and outlines when transit riders should contact Transit Police, when to call 911, and how people can text or call Transit Police as well.

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Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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