WPS armoured automobile despatched to 34 tactical group calls, 18 neighborhood occasions in 2018 – CBC.ca


The Winnipeg police’s armoured response automobile was despatched out 78 occasions in 2018, together with 34 deployments with the tactical unit, 21 warrant executions and 18 neighborhood occasions.

The armoured automobile, bought in 2015 for $342,800, was concerned in eight lively firearm occasions final 12 months, together with one in November the place the automobile was shot a number of occasions, in accordance with a report back to be introduced to the Winnipeg Police Board Friday.

On that event, a 13-hour standoff on Bannerman Ave, the automobile took a number of photographs meant for cops, the report says.

The armoured automobile, or ARV1, seats eight and has eight gun ports, in accordance with a police information launch from the time they rolled the automobile out in June 2016. The automobile was bought to make sure police have acceptable tools in risky or violent conditions, the police report says.

It was additionally used for 21 warrant executions, principally for locations the place firearms had been believed to be or warrants executed below the Managed Drug and Substance Act, in accordance with the report.

On 4 events, the 7,710-kilogram automobile was despatched in response to home violence conditions, the report says. It was deployed as soon as for an abduction.

It was additionally despatched to 18 neighborhood occasions — primarily visits to elementary colleges throughout town, the report says. Different occasions embrace the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon, the Manitoba Down Syndrome Stroll with Me and Costco Security Day.

The armoured automobile response unit was used throughout a stand-off in November on Chudley Road south of Tyndall Avenue. (Warren Kay/CBC)

The report says most of these occasions concerned members of the police service’s neighborhood relations group bringing the ARV1 to point out members of the general public.

“A number of police members have relayed that residents admire having the chance to see the automobile and focus on its position in offering a safer end result to firearm occasions in Winnipeg,” the report says.

The ARV1 was additionally used for 4 coaching workouts for brand spanking new tactical unit members, the report says.

The Winnipeg Police Board handed a decision in June 2016 requiring police to supply a report on ARV1’s deployments over its first 12 months of operation.

In its first 12 months, from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, the ARV1 was deployed extra for coaching and neighborhood occasions than precise police calls. It was deployed 12 occasions for coaching functions, 27 occasions for neighborhood occasions and 34 occasions for precise police calls.

The 2018 report is about to be introduced to the Winnipeg Police Board on Friday.

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