NT RCMP plan for safe and secure 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Northwest Territories RCMP are looking forward to welcoming athletes, volunteers and visitors to the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

The NT RCMP are committed to ensuring the safety of the athletes, parents, volunteers and visitors for the duration of the AWG.

For continuity of regular RCMP service delivery for the towns of Hay River and Fort Smith, the RCMP will be adding additional resources to both communities. This will allow for 24 hour policing services for the duration of the games, with additional members available throughout the day to assist with the increase in population. The resources will be in place for the opening ceremonies and will continue through until after the closing ceremonies as athletes, parents, visitors and volunteers travel from the host communities.

NT RCMP has also reached out to Alberta RCMP and requested additional traffic resources to patrol the corridor from High Level to the NWT border over the travel time frame for the games.

NT RCMP works closely with our partner agencies and will work with the Department of Infrastructure on keeping the highways clear and road ways safe. Please remember our highways and road systems may be busier during the games; slow down and drive safe.

“NT RCMP’s role is to provide a safe and secure environment for athletes, visitors, and volunteers for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Remember, play hard but play safe and good luck to all athletes” states Marie York-Condon, NT RCMP Media Relations.

Northwest Territories RCMP

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