Port Alberni RCMP will hold town hall meeting

Port Alberni RCMP will hold town hall meeting

Inspector Brian Hunter will be hosting a town hall meeting on crime and drugs in the community.

Port Alberni RCMP will be holding a town hall meeting on April 5 at the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel to discuss crime and drugs in the community.

Officer in Charge Inspector Brian Hunter will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on crimes and drugs. The detachment’s management team and subject matter experts will be present to share an overview of policing in the Alberni Valley, including discussions about police resources, crime statistics, drugs and the detachment’s strategic plan. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

“A dominant concern in our community is fentanyl. Fentanyl has taken far too many lives and we need to talk about it,” said Hunter. There will be an in-depth presentation on fentanyl which will include statistics, debunking myths about fentanyl and safety measures.

The meeting will run from 7-9 p.m.

It will end with an open question period to raise concerns, offer suggestions and meet with the police officers.

“I am most interested in hearing from the community. I want to listen to any concerns or thoughts the community may have, ensuring that our strategic plan is meeting the needs of our community,” said Hunter.