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 May 2 to 8 (and the week of April 25 to May 1):
• Number of completed calls: 507 (564)
• General occurrence reports created: 429 (472)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 66 (59)
• Assisting the public: 54 (61)
• Collisions: 26 (19)
• Well-being checks: 20 (no previous data)
• Excessive speeding (more than 40 km/h over the limit): 2 (no previous data)
May is @icbc Speed Awareness Month. Last year, from April 2021 – March 2022, on HWY 17 alone, #DPD handed out 1,811 violation tickets and 416 warnings for speeding. This does NOT include the 224 violation tickets and impounds for excessive speed. Slow Down! pic.twitter.com/jOb72KMdRh
— Delta Police Traffic Unit (@DPDTraffic) May 9, 2022
Last week was Canadian Mental Health Awareness Week. The DPD posts its calls for service each week to help inform and educate the community and their followers on the ways in which police help keep the community safe.
“What we don’t often speak about are ‘check well-being’ calls. It is important to remember that if you or someone you know are in crisis, we are here to help keep you safe. Please call 911,” police said.
Also last week, DPD officers took three impaired drivers off the road, serving each a 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRP).
“As the weather starts to warm up, and after work drinks on a patio become more appealing, it’s important to remember that regardless of the time, impaired driving is impaired driving. Plan ahead. #ZeroTolerance” the DPD posted on Twitter.
The week prior, Delta police served six IRPs: four 90-day prohibitions, three three-day “warnings” and a 24-hour IRP for drugs.
If you suspect someone is driving while impaired, please call 911.