Media Advisory - In partnership to protect our borders

CORNWALL, ON, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - On June 8th and 9th, 2016, members from the Cornwall Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment along with its local law enforcement partners in Canada and in the United States (US) will be conducting high visibility patrols to promote the security along our shared borders.  In total, fifteen (15) law enforcement agencies will be taking part in this border integrity initiative.  Additionally, on the Canadian side, uniformed officers will be visiting and meeting with residents along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River.  The goal of this surge operation is to provide insight to residents on the importance of border security, to seek their input and to answer any questions they may have.

"Great collaborative effort has been made with all our local Canadian and US law enforcement partners in planning for this initiative," said Insp. Steve Ethier, Officer in charge of the Cornwall Regional Task Force, "We work together daily in our law enforcement efforts in securing a safe Canada.  These two days will assist us all in highlighting what we do on a daily basis on a more elevated scale."

The following units and partners will be assisting the Cornwall RCMP Detachment during this operation: RCMP Valleyfield Detachment, RCMP St. Lawrence Shiprider, "O" Division's Marine Security Enforcement Team (MSET), Ontario Provincial Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Cornwall Community Police Services, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Sûreté du Québec,  Homeland Security Investigations, New York State Police, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, United States Coast Guard, United States Border Patrol, New York State Air National Guard, New York State Park Police, and Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations.

If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your area, please contact your local police as soon as possible so they can take action.  The CRTF can be reached at 1-613-937-2800 or 1-800-387-0020.

SOURCE Cornwall Regional Task Force

For further information: Cst. Jean Juneau, Cornwall RTF, 613-937-2800, ext. 258; A/Sgt. Angela Atkinson, Ontario Provincial Police, 613-285-2750

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