It’s that time of year again when Halifax Regional Police launches its ‘Operation Fall-Back’ campaign in an effort to reduce noise complaints, property damage and public intoxication in the residential areas surrounding our universities.
The campaign, which was created in 2004 in response to concerns raised by citizens, commenced the evening of August 31 and will run throughout the month of September. Halifax Regional Police continues to work closely with community groups, university officials and student representatives to help prevent a repeat of problems from previous years through education and enforcement. Halifax Regional Police is utilizing increased high-visibility patrols and directed enforcement in known complaint areas.
Like the last few years, the partnership will evolve into a dedicated patrol program beginning in October when ‘Operation Fall-Back’ has concluded. Halifax Regional Police provides the cruiser and Dalhousie University pays the staffing costs for two officers who patrol designated neighborhoods around Dalhousie and King’s campuses at peak times on selected dates throughout the year.
As a result of the first weekend of enforcement, officers issued 39 summary offences tickets for liquor and noise-related complaints and arrested one man for public intoxication.