Message from Councillor Andrew Knack Regarding Property Crime (August 4, 2017)
I heard from a number of people about the increase in break-ins. I spoke with some people who had not reported the break-in and encouraged them to file a report. Unlike other City departments, Council does not have the ability to direct the police as the Edmonton Police Commission serves as the oversight body. Therefore when it comes to deciding where to patrol, EPS will focus on where they are seeing spikes in reporting. If they aren’t hearing from a particular area, it is unlikely they will spend much time in that area on patrol. Therefore it is very important to report any crime, even if you don’t think it’s worth it, so that they are aware of what is going on in the community.