Halifax Regional Police has finished the first phase of Operation Fall Back.
The campaign, which was created in 2004 in response to concerns raised by citizens, commenced the evening of August 31 and ran throughout the month of September. Halifax Regional Police continued to work closely with community groups, university officials and student representatives to help prevent a repeat of problems from previous years through education, increased high-visibility patrols and directed enforcement in known complaint areas.
This year, officers issued 215 summary offence tickets during the month for noise complaints, alcohol-related infractions and motor vehicle violations. Officers also responded to 250 noise complaints, arrested 21 individuals for public intoxication and two for criminal code offences.
Like the last few years, the partnership is evolving into a dedicated patrol program. 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.