RCMP have provided a quarterly policing report to Strathmore Town Council at Wednesday's council meeting.

The report, presented by Staff Sergeant Mark Wielgosz, outlined performance plan initiatives, policing prioritizes for the following year, and crime statistics for the first quarter of 2024.

The report saw break and enters down from seven incidents in the fourth quarter of 2022-23, to two incidents during the same time the following year, which is a reduction of 71 per cent.

Car theft saw a similar decline, dropping from 15 incidents to four compared to the previous year, while theft from vehicles was unchanged at five incidents in each quarter. However, when compared to the year as a whole, car thefts had increased by 7 per cent, up from 40 incidents in 2022 to 43 in 2023.

The report also went over traffic violations, with the town seeing 13 drivers taken off the road for drug or alcohol suspensions. There were also nine check stops conducted throughout the year, which found four vehicles with violations out of the 820 vehicles that were checked.

Reportable collisions were also on the decline, from 124 incidents to 110. On the other hand, collisions that caused injury were up from 11 to 14.

During the first quarter of 2024, members of Strathmore RCMP also went to several schools in the town to interact with students and educate them on community safety, while promoting summer youth programs.