A Hand Up not Handcuffs
THUNDER BAY – Mayor Hobbs says we have to keep working to solve crime issues in Thunder Bay.
Speaking on Thursday at City Hall the Mayor commented on how putting Police Officers on the front-lines is a great way of helping to reduce crime rates.
Over the past week, Thunder Bay has experienced the city’s seventh homicide. That has many people in the city on edge worried that the city isn’t safe.
Making sure Thunder Bay is a safer community means taking action on addiction says Hobbs. “We need a bigger Shelter House, and more resources to address issues of addiction”, states the Mayor.
What is needed are measures that take in account the social problems that police officers are facing. Often a hand up rather than handcuffs is what is needed.
Thunder Bay Police have had a rough week dealing with issues in the city. From another homicide early in the week to the discovery of a badly hurt man at the end of Blucher Cresent, to a number of what increasingly are ‘normal calls for service’, the Thunder Bay Police have been kept busy.
Over the past twenty-four hours, Thunder Bay Police have been called out to six assaults, one weapons offense, and twenty-five Quality of Life calls, which included sixteen calls for issues with alcohol.
Rainy weather may have assisted police last night. There was again a fairly significant police presence in the downtown Fort William Business District. Officers were on scene for several calls well past midnight.