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					      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

    IMPORTANT                                                                                                                                                 A Public Information Session on the Drug
                                                                 The Pearl Protector                                                                                                                                                                      Park Patrol . . . . . . . . 3
   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
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                                                                                                                                                                   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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                      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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Shop in groups. There is safety in numbers.