August 27, 2014 - Weekly Crime & Traffic Tips
CRIME PREVENTION & TRAFFIC TIPS
FOR WEEK OF: 2014-August-27
CRIME PREVENTION TIP
When reporting a crime or emergency, stay calm and state the problem. For example: “I want to report……”
· “……a break and enter in progress.”
· “……that car thieves are breaking into a car.”
· “……that a robbery is taking place.”
· “……an accident has taken place and someone is hurt.”
Give the full address where the emergency is occurring and also give the place, address, and telephone number from which you are calling.
Let the Police Dispatcher or E-911 Operator control the conversation. Do not hang up. Stay on the telephone until the dispatcher/operator tells you to hang up. If you wish to remain anonymous, give your name to the dispatcher/operator, then make your request to be anonymous. If police need more information they are then able to call you later….you will still be treated with anonymity.
For reporting “Crimes in Progress” or “Emergencies” call…..
…. Emergency Calls Only: 911
…. Non-Emergency Calls: 204-729-2345
If you know who is responsible for a crime, call Crime Stoppers at 204-727-TIPS (204-727-8477).
TRAFFIC SAFETY TIP
Effective Monday, September 01st, 2014, the reduced speed zones for all schools within the City of Brandon comes into effect. Each school has clearly marked reduced speed zones of 30 kilometers per hour. These reduced speed zones are in effect from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, September through June, whether or not school in is.
Although these reduced speed zones are created under a City of Brandon By-law, the authority for enforcing them still falls under the Manitoba Highway Traffic Act. This means that the penalty for speeding through the reduced speed zones is calculated on the speed the violator vehicle was traveling. For example, traveling at 50 kph, which is 20 kph over the posted speed limit, could result in the operator receiving a ticket for $312.25. Upon conviction, demerit points would also be assessed against the operator.
To report road hazards or inquire about traffic matters in the City of Brandon contact the Brandon Police Service Traffic Unit at 204-729-2345.