Mount Pearl Youth Committee Members Mount Pearl Community Policing Committee Newsletter Community Policing Receive Awards Committee Newsletter The Mount Pearl Community Based Policing Committee is comprised of Picket Fence Productions Win at Youth Awards At the Mount Pearl Youth of the Year Awards held in May, Picket Fence Productions won the Youth Arts Award for their creating and production of a The Pearl Protector representatives from the RNC, and Dramatization on Bullying. The script was written municipal enforcement officers, Vol. 1 No. 1 January 2004 by Olivia Heaaney and performed by students from various community organizations and Mount Pearl Senior High and O’Donel High service clubs from the Mount Pearl area. Our role is to advise Council on School. Here Sharon King, Chairperson of the Committee is accepting a Plaque and cheque of $100 that was awarded to the Picket Fence Mount Pearl Joins Provincial Citizens Crime issues pertaining to policing and safety issues in Mount Pearl. We would like to Production Group from Steve Williams, Mark Battcock and Olivia Heaney. The Group donated their prize winnings to the Mount Pearl Policing Committee to aid in our Prevention Association hear from you if you have any matters The Mount Pearl Community safety and contribute to a better Association will provide us with a fundraising efforts to deliver more programs of this type. that you would like brought to Council Policing Steering Committee has been quality of life for all citizens. The broad range of programs and attention or if you have any ideas for established since 1995. The Committee is also responsible to resources that we can use to educate programs. If your organization or club Olivia Heaney wins Youth of the Year Committee is made up of educate the community about the our community about safety issues would like to have a representative on The Mount Pearl Community Policing Committee representatives from community, active role of citizens in Community and other policing matters. the Community Based Policing would like to congratulate Olivia on being the sports, church, business, and police. Policing and to encourage citizen Secondly, the development of this Committee please contact either: winner of many awards this past spring including The purpose of the Committee is to involvement and to inform citizens newsletter which will be published Mount Pearl Youth of the Year and Youth of the serve in an advisory capacity to about issues that need public twice a year will be our main Jim Oxford, Manager of Operations Year for Newfoundland and Labrador. Inspector Mount Pearl City Council and The attention. communication tool to the residents at 748-1028 OR Bill Brown presented Olivia with a framed Royal Newfoundland Constabulary The two main initiatives of Mount Pearl. We gratefully Sharon King, Chairperson “Commendation from the Chief of Police” for her on issues that affect citizen’s safety undertaken by the Committee, under acknowledge the generous support of at (w)722-3353 or (h) 364-3719. many accomplishments at our last meeting in June. and well being. Some of activities the the Chair of Sharon King, is to the City of Mount Pearl for making the Congratulations Olivia! Committee is responsible for is to become members of the publication and distribution of this plan, implement and oversee Newfoundland & Labrador Citizens newsletter possible. strategies to improve community Crime Prevention Association. This Mount Pearl Hires New Municipal Enforcement Officers PUBLIC INFORMATION FORNM Mount Pearl City Council recently hired three new Municipal Enforcement of Mount Pearl. Municipal Enforcement Officers also new officers and looks forward to working with the Municipal Enforcement officers to inside this officers, bringing to five the total of Local police for the City. A swearing in ceremony was recently held at Mount Pearl City Hall. The Officers will be responsible for maintain an effective liaison with and provide assistance to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Park Patrol members as required. Their roles in continue making Mount Pearl a safe and peaceful community . Oxy Contin ISSUE enforcing municipal by-law regulations protection provide an important Quiz on Drinking . . . . 2 including traffic and parking regulations; contribution to the quality of City life. and Driving noise violations and will generally The Community Based Policing assist the RNC in policing the City Committee welcomes the addition of these What You Should Know DARE Program . . . . . 3 Graduates IMPORTANT A Public Information Session on the Drug The Pearl Protector Park Patrol . . . . . . . . 3 Officers Phone Numbers is a newsletter of the OxyContin and What You Should Know Municipal Enforcement Office Mount Pearl Community Policing Committee. January 14, 2004 New Enforcement . . . . 4 748-1016 We gratefully acknowledge the support of 7:00 pm Officers Guardian Security Reid Community Centre RNC Office 729-8000 Services Youth Awards . . . . . . 4 City of Mount Pearl and the Mount Pearl A panel of experts will guide us through the issues surrounding OxyContin Crime Stoppers City of Mount Pearl (RNC Officer, Pharmacist, Addictions Counselor and a Parent) 1-800-363-TIPS (8477) who made the publication and distribution of this newsletter possible. A joint project sponsored by The Mount Pearl Community Based Policing Committee, CBS/Paradise Community Policing Committee, and the St. John’s Crime Prevention Committee Printed by Image 4 Digital Printing and Design Inc. 1170 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 2Y2 Tel: 709-747-3850 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DARE Graduates Celebrate Achievements CANADA'S IMPAIRED DRIVING LAW DARE. (Drug Abuse Resistance Butler, Community Services Officer for Education) is a comprehensive prevention West District, is the RNC Coordinator for 1) The fine for a first time impaired driving conviction is: education program designed to equip the D.A.R.E. Program and Constable Kevin a. $100 b. $300 c. $600. elementary school children with skills to Foley is the only other trained D.A.R.E. recognize and resist social pressures to Officer. experiment with tobacco, alcohol and other In June , the first graduates of the 2) At what minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) can a driver be charged with a criminal drugs. This unique program, developed in DARE Program in Mount Pearl at offence? 1983 as a cooperative effort by the Los Newtown Elementary were awarded their a. 0.05* b. 0.08 c. 0.15 Angeles Unified School District, uses DARE T-shirts and certificates at a uniformed law enforcement officers to celebration at the school Community (*50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, or 50 mg%) teach a formal curriculum to students in a leaders and parents were invited to attend. classroom setting. DARE. gives special Sharon King, Chairperson of the 3) According to recent changes in the Criminal Code, the maximum sentence for impaired driving attention to fifth and sixth grade students to Committee accepted a certificate of prepare them for entry into middle/junior appreciation on behalf of the Community causing death is: high and high school, where they are most Based Policing Committee and the Mount a. 8 years b. 14 years c. Life in prison. likely to encounter pressure to use drugs. Pearl Kinsmen who were major supporters D.A.R.E. is currently being offered in the of this program. Constable Kevin 4) The usual minimum driving prohibition period for a first impaired driving offence under the St . J o h n ’s r e g i o n b y t h e R o y a l Plans are underway by the RNC to Newfoundland Constabulary as resources continue the delivery of the DARE program worthwhile programs to our Youth. Criminal Code of Canada is: allow. In the 2002-2003 school year, over to schools in the Mount Pearl area over the A Northeast Avelon Regional DARE a. 30 days b. three months c. one year. 200 students graduated from this program next school year. The Mount Pearl Committee was recently established . This from Cowan Heights Elementary, Holy Community Based Policing Committee committee consists of the Chairpersons for C r o s s E l e m e n t a r y, M a c P h e r s o n fully supports this initiative and will be the three Community Policing/ Crime 5) How many people were charged with impaired driving in Canada in 2002? a. 9,000 b. 67,000 c. 181,000. Elementary, Virginia Park Elementary and planning various fundraisers to assist with Prevention Committees on the Northeast Newtown Elementary. Constable Brad the cost associated with delivering these Avalon., namely the Mount Pearl Community Based Policing Committee, the CBS Paradise Community Policing THINK Committee and the St. John’s Crime Prevention Committee. The purpose of this committee will be to raise funds to ensure the delivery of this excellent program will WHEN YOU continue to be delivered to school children DRINK DRIVE SAFE. in this region. We believe prevention is the key to reducing drug use in our communities. ARRIVE ALIVE. We hope we can count on the support on business and community organizations Shikona the RNC Band entertains the graduates and guests at the DARE Graduation at Newtown Elementary when we come calling. TM Senior Safety Tips to Remember! the rate of people charged with impaired driving has dropped 45 per cent. AT THE DOOR ON THE STREET • Have a one-way peephole installed • Be aware of what is happening around you. b. According to Statistics Canada police charged about 67,000 drivers with impaired driving in 2002. Between 1992 and 2002, 5) • If the person at the door is not someone you recognize, • Never carry large sums of money. c. Canada's one-year prohibition is one of the longest mandatory driving disqualifications in the world. 4) don't open the door. Ask for identification and call the • Never flash your money for all to see. 14 years to life in prison. organization they represent for verification. • Never carry valuables in full view. c. Canada considers impaired driving as serious an offence as murder. In June 2000, the maximum penalty was raised from 3) • If they refuse to show identification and refuse to leave, • Ask yourself is it always necessary to carry a purse? criminal matter when levels exceed 0.08. call the police and/or building manager. Would taking enough in your pocket to make the purchase b. In most provinces and territories it is impermissible to operate a motor vehicle at BACs over 0.05, but this only becomes a 2) • Have your door locks checked by a professional locksmith make more sense? and upgraded to provide the best level of security available. • Tuck your purse between your body and your arm if it is c. At $600, Canada imposes one of the highest minimum fines in the world for blood alcohol offences. 1) essential to have one. Answers • Shop in groups. There is safety in numbers.