Cobourg Police – Dynamic Patrol Update

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The Cobourg Police Service (CPS) Dynamic Patrol is one element of the Spring 2024 CPS Downtown Community Safety Action Plan. It was deployed in the downtown area and surrounding
neighbourhoods and parks at the beginning of May and will continue throughout the spring and summer. This initiative focuses on increasing police presence, engagement opportunities, bail enforcement, warrant execution, and probation condition compliance in the Town of Cobourg.

From May 1st to May 20th , police conducted 102 foot patrols, responded to nine (9) suspected drug poisoning calls, and conducted 46 property checks within the downtown core, Victoria Park and east end towards the encampment. Twenty-seven arrests were made directly related to Dynamic Patrol. Further details on the arrests for outstanding warrants or bail violations will be released next week.

During this time, officers issued:

• 10 Liquor License tickets and/or cautions

• 16 Trespass to Property tickets

• 22 Highway Traffic Act charges

Dynamic Patrol is an ongoing initiative, and officers will be deployed as necessary in various areas of the community. In addition to enhancing police-related responses to ensure people feel safe, CPS continues to work with partners and community agencies to support all residents. The Homelessness Addiction Response Program (HARP) and Mental Health Engagement and Response Team (M-HEART) continue to connect with residents and conduct daily patrols throughout the Town of Cobourg.

Report Crime and Suspicious Activity
We encourage community members to report suspicious activity and crime, whether big or small. Reports help us identify crime patterns and trends, which allows us to better serve our community by redeploying resources where they are needed. Reports are reviewed and assigned for follow-up.

How to Report
Report non-emergency crimes such as theft, traffic complaints, damage to property, damage to vehicle and lost property online or by phone. Visit cobourgpoliceservice.com/online-reporting or phone 905-372-6821. Note that reports cannot be taken over social media or via email.

Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous way for residents to report crime or information about criminal activities. Tips received through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward. To leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers, call 1-800-222-TIPS or visit stopcrimehere.ca.

If you are in an emergency or witness a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Pete Fisher
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