Ridge Meadows RCMP sharing crime data online

July 22, 2021

Ridge Meadows RCMP have a unique new platform that will allow the public to access policing data.

In 2020, as part of the Ridge Meadows RCMP strategic planning process, public input identified a desire for better access to crime stats and data. On Tuesday, the RCMP launched their new Community Safety Dashboard, which they say is the first of its kind for any RCMP detachment across the country.

“Traditionally it can be challenging to share police information due to privacy act considerations and the importance of preserving police operational tactics, however, we were determined to deliver a model of data sharing which can provide more transparency and accountability,” said Const. Julie Klaussner.

Source: Maple Ridge News