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Operation Impact

October 5, 2017 

Brandon Police Service Media Release


Operation Impact

October 6-9, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world. 


This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviors that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.


"The deaths, pain and broken hearts that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be prevented," says S/SGT Rick Semler. Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because we have seen more than enough of that and because we know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways." This initiative has been strategically chosen, as it is a significant long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic accidents are more frequent.


The Brandon Police Service is proud to be a part of Operation Impact. Several “check-stops” will be set up this long weekend beginning on Friday night. In addition, officers in both marked and unmarked Police vehicles will be patrolling our streets focusing on traffic infractions specifically related to Aggressive, Distracted and Impaired Driving.  


Enjoy this Thanksgiving long weekend and please Drive Safe to avoid senseless tragedies. 


SGT D. Andrew 

Public Information Officer 

Brandon Police Service 

(204) 729-2373


Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.




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