Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP proud to host Operation Christmas 2016
Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and Halifax District RCMP, Partners in Policing, are proud to host Operation Christmas this year to combat drinking and driving.
Earlier today, HRP and Halifax District RCMP, along with agencies from across the province, teamed up in Cole Harbour to launch Operation Christmas. The annual province-wide campaign aims to reduce impaired driving and remind motorists to practice safe winter driving.
“Today marks another year of successful partnership among so many organizations across the province to keep our roads safe; no one agency can do it alone,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais. “Halifax Regional Police, together with Halifax District RCMP, will police our streets and highways and conduct countless checkpoints to address impaired driving by both alcohol and drugs this holiday season.”
During Operation Christmas checkpoints focused on awareness, education and enforcement will be held throughout the region to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking.
“We are very proud to co-host this event in partnership with Halifax Regional Police, our partner in policing. We are also grateful to be working with MADD Canada, the Nova Scotia Departments of Justice and Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and many municipal agencies across Nova Scotia to address an issue that affects people across our communities,” says Chief Superintendent Lee Bergerman.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. In December 2009, MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on suspected impaired drivers. HRM Partners in Policing continue to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety. If you have information on someone driving under the influence, please call 911