Saanich police’s bike patrol (a point of first contact for many experiencing homelessness in Saanich) will be temporarily off the road due to staffing. They estimate 15-20 people are living rough in Saanich.
The four bike patrol officers were reassigned in late September to different duties, two as uniformed vehicle patrol officers. The bike patrol unit would often ride deep into park areas to monitor homeless camps and provide information on finding shelter. This can be a critical service as cold weather sets in.
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Source: Saanich News
Author: Edward Hill