RCMP rolls out programs to halt crime

Melville RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff Comeau displays an example of a ticket officers will hand out in August to residents who are seen doing good deeds or driving safely.

The Melville-Ituna RCMP detachment is preparing to roll out several strategies in urban and rural areas to help reduce crime and theft while working to ensure the downward trend in property crime continues. Two programs — Citizens on Patrol and Rural Crime Watch — will involve residents communicating more often…