TATAMAGOUCHE – In celebration of Police Week, an open house will be held at the Colchester RCMP Tatamagouche detachment on Wednesday.
The public is invited to attend the open house, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m., to meet local RCMP officers, including the RCMP Police Dog Service, as well as get a tour of the office and police vehicles.
The open house is a chance for the public to experience different roles and duties that the RCMP performs in the community. Light refreshments and cake will be provided.
The theme for this year’s Police Week is ‘Connect to our Communities,’ and much like the Tatamagouche detachment, many others across the province are hosting open houses until Saturday.
Along with the open house in Tatamagouche, the Colchester RCMP and Truro Police Service will host a joint display in the Truro Mall from Thursday to Saturday.
The display, which will feature local police officers and emergency dispatchers from both agencies, as well as some of the different vehicles and equipment members utilize.
The display will be set up inside the old Wicker Emporium space on Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We look forward to meeting and connecting with Nova Scotians throughout the week,” said C/Supt. Brian Brennan, commanding officer for the RCMP in Nova Scotia. “The public plays a critical role in helping us solve crime and keep neighbourhoods safe to raise our families. Open houses are great opportunities to take them behind scenes and help them better understand the work we do.”
During Police Week, the RCMP will also profile various specialized units on the ‘Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia’ Facebook page. The unit profiles will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the behind the scenes work that RCMP does each and every day to help keep Nova Scotians safe.