Cranbrook Policing: 0050.0141

PROVINCIAL POLICE BEGIN MARCH FIRST. – Two Constables Coming from Coast to Act Under Sergeant Duncan, District Superintendent. –

            The policing of Cranbrook by provincial constables will begin on March 1st, according to the plans formulated between the city and the provincial government.  F. Cruickshank, of Nelson, inspector of B Division, was here this week making final arrangements for the change.  The city will be policed by two constables who will be brought here from the coast, and these will be under the supervision of Sergeant W.A.S. Duncan, who is in charge of the district.

            Under the arrangement Chief of Police Dave Halcrow and patrolmen John Blezard and Wm. Kirkham will be taken on the provincial force, but where they will be stationed has not as yet been made known.





            Cranbrook will be the headquarters for the provincial police of the district of East Kootenay, according to word reaching the city yesterday.  Sergeant Duncan and family have already taken up residence here.  Two truck loads of equipment reached the city last night from Fernie.  The move is made with the idea of centralizing the East Kootenay force, the entire district being placed under provincial police from the first of March.

0050.0141: Cranbrook Policing

Provincial Police to begin in East Kootenays March 1st, with Cranbrook being their headquarters.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  February 26, 1931
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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