Ridge Meadows RCMP wins National Award
Ridge Meadows, This Is Who We Are
2020-02-28 12:20 PST
File # Public Advisory
Maple Ridge B.C – The Ridge Meadows RCMP have been presented the inaugural RCMP’s Innovation in crime reduction award for 2019.
On Tuesday, February 25, RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Jennifer Strachan, visited the Ridge Meadows RCMP detachment and presented the first ever
Innovation in Crime Reduction Award.
Innovation in Crime Reduction award was launched in 2019 and is a federal initiative eligible to all RCMP detachments across the country. Created in the spirit of Vision 150, the award recognizes innovative ideas undertaken for the reduction of crime.
The Ridge Meadows RCMP received this award for their Grinch parody short-film which was initially released at the end of 2018 and then re-released in 2019. The short film highlighted community issues such as impaired driving, theft from vehicles and homes as well as internet safety and was done in a way which was engaging and playful for citizens to watch.
Since its release, the 8 minute film has gone viral with over 300 thousand views across social media platforms and has been seen, shared and commented on internationally (the UK, New Zealand, USA) and across Canada. Additionally, the film received positive news media on a National scale and was highlighted across the country at prime time, with several major news organizations expending commentary in print, live broadcast and online.
Superintendent Jennifer Hyland says of the award,
I am so proud of the Police officers and municipal staff that continually strive to find new and creative ways to address community issues. The nominations for this award were submitted from across the country and being recognized for something we have been so proud of is an absolute honour. This is the inaugural year for this award which makes it extra special to the detachment to be the first one to receive it.
Producing the film and receiving the award is (from left to right); Inspector Allison Good, Superintendent Jennifer Hyland, support services employee Clint van Blanken, Sergeant Brenda Gresiuk, Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan, Inspector Aaron Paradis (the Grinch).
Youtube link to original Grinch Parody short film, "Every Who in Ridge Meadows"
Superintendent Jennifer Hyland
Officer in Charge
Ridge Meadows Detachment
11990 Haney Place, Maple Ridge BC.
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