White Rock police boost enforcement in parks

White Rock RCMP are keeping a closer eye on the city's parks this summer, with increased police patrols of the green spaces.

White Rock RCMP are keeping a closer eye on the city’s parks this summer, with increased police patrols of the green spaces.

The enhanced enforcement initiative – which also focuses on the waterfront and Marine Drive – is hoped to dissuade people from consuming alcohol and loitering in the parks after dark.

According to a statement issued last week, “with the arrival of the summer months and warmer weather, White Rock sees an influx of pedestrians and vehicles in and around the city, especially along the waterfront and Marine Drive.”

“Police will have minimal tolerance when detecting alcohol and drug offences as well as nuisance behaviour and disturbances.”

The announcement followed a similar one from Surrey RCMP, in which results of enforcement in the Crescent Beach area on June 19 and 20 were shared.

White Rock Staff Sgt. Lesli Roseberry said statistics from her detachment’s increased efforts will be compiled at the end of the three-month initiative.