Each week, the Delta Police Department provides the North Delta Reporter with an outline of calls for service received the week prior and highlights an issue affecting Delta residents.
Here is a snapshot of calls received by police the week of March 14 to 20 (and the week of March 7 to 13).
• Number of completed calls: 549 (535)
• General occurrence reports created: 477 (452)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 72 (63)
• Assisting the public: 53 (72)
• Traffic collisions: 20 (21)
• Break-and-enters: 3 (5)
• Frauds: 10 (6)
As well, DPD officers last week took six impaired drivers off the road last week, including two who received 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) for failing roadside sobriety checks.
Two more drivers received three-day IRPs for blowing a “warn” on the roadside screening device, while two others received 24-hour IRPs — one for alcohol and one for drugs.
The week before, Delta police served six IRPs related to impaired driving: one three-day and one seven-day warning, two 90-day IRPs, and two 24-hour IRPs — one for alcohol and one for drugs.
If you suspect someone of driving impaired, call 911.
The Delta Police Department would like to remind residents that March is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
There are many types of distractions, but one of the most common is the use of personal electronic devices.
Distracted driving is responsible for more than one quarter of all car crash fatalities in B.C., and most rear-end crashes resulting in injury involve distracted driving.
As well, a distracted driving violation ticket comes with a $368 fine and adds four driver penalty points to your driving record.
When you’re distracted, you react slower. Focus on the road and avoid distractions.