February 18, 2018

Abbotsford Police anti-gang plan appears to be working

Abbotsford Police have been busy trying to make their city the worst place for a gangster.

After almost zero gang-related homicides in the last two years, chief constable bob rich says if they continue down this path, he’s confident Abbotsford will be the safest city in BC.

“We ensure people involved in gang aren’t at bars and creating a public risk. We’ve shined a lot of light on it through a lot of different media things we did. We ended up going to every school every school, whether high school or middle school talking to the kids about what they can do about getting involved in horrible things like gang.”

In 2008 the city was named the murder capital of Canada.

That, Constable Rich says, prompted Abbotsford Police to create a “gang suppression unit”.

He spoke on the issue at a Rotary Peace Forum Friday.

CKNW Vancouver News

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