SARNIA, ON, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The boating season is upon us and the Sarnia RCMP Border Enforcement Team will be present on the area waterways conducting patrols. The Sarnia RCMP is responsible for Border Integrity along the international border between Lake St. Clair and the southern half of Lake Huron.
The border enforcement team does not concentrate on any specific commodity, but does focus on national security, organized crime and other activities between the ports of entry. The team is intelligence led and dedicated to securing the integrity of the shared border between Canada and the United States, while respecting the laws and jurisdiction of each nation.
The Sarnia RCMP border enforcement team is looking for the public's support in reporting suspicious activity on the water, land or air. Some examples of suspicious activity are;
- The absence of identifying markings on ships and vessels or aircraft (vessel name, home port registration, etc)
- Removable names and/or numbers on ships and vessels or aircraft
- Unusual itinerary that differs from fishing schedules, normal flight times or other normal activities
- Vessels that appear to be purposely avoiding other vessels by changing direction of travel
- Absence of running navigation/running lights
- Smaller vessels hovering in the vicinity of another suspicious ship or vessel.
- Unusual activity on roads or trails that have access to the border.
- Groups or individuals who are dressed improperly for the weather or terrain
- Evidence of an individual(s) having trespassed on your property near the border (footprints, garbage, clothing)
- Suspicious groups or individuals seeking directions or rides to and from the border and/or coast
Anyone wishing to report any type of suspicious activity along the border can contact the RCMP Sarnia Detachment at (519)337-7543 or 1-800-387-0020. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
For further information:
RCMP Sarnia Detachment
105 Christina St. S