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Mortenson first to be recognized

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Chief Paul Ladouceur presents an Estevan Police Service commemorative coin to Kevin Mortenson.

Kevin Mortenson is the first person to be publicly honoured through the Estevan Police Service's new recognition program.

Chief Paul Ladouceur presented a commemorative coin to Mortenson during the June 18 meeting of the Estevan Board of Police Commissioners. Mortenson, a member of the Estevan Lions Club, was saluted for the Lions' commitment to the local school safety patrol program, and for his contributions to the safety patrol dance.

“I received so many calls from parents about this dance,” said Ladouceur. “This isn't a one-year or a two-year commitment that Kevin's put forward; I understand he's been doing it for 10 years.”

The dance is one of the reasons why many children register for safety patrol, Ladouceur said.

Safety patrollers are children looking after their peers, the chief said, and the initiative goes a long ways in building a community.

The police service created the recognition program to applaud those who have a positive impact on the community. Ladouceur looks forward to recognizing more people in Estevan.

Other highlights from the meeting were:

*Ladouceur said incident volume in the first five months of the year was pretty consistent with 2013. They had 947 incidents through May 31; only 27 were unfounded. They have laid 472 charges, and 80 more were listed as otherwise.

*There is some concern over the number of false alarms this year. Weather conditions are partly to blame. The board supports people who have home alarms, but they encourage the public to be diligent with their alarm systems.

*The bylaw enforcement officer's monthly report shows there were 159 occurrences in May. Sixty-eight of them were under parking enforcement. The board wants to see stringent enforcement for people who park illegally in handicapped parking spots. They're also urging people to properly displayed their handicapped parking stickers.


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