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Richmond RCMP officers honoured for promoting crime prevention and safety
Two Richmond Mounties were honoured last week at the B.C. Crime Prevention Association’s symposium for their efforts to promote crime prevention and community safety programs to the Punjabi and South Asian communities.
Const. Jagmeet Dandiwal and Const. Harbir Sangha have appeared on Sher-E-Punjab Radio AM 1550’s popular show Lok Sath since June of 2011.
They were each recognized with a Ministry of Justice Award.
The talk show, hosted by Harjit Singh Gill, is conducted in Punjabi and is broadcast live to thousands of listeners in B.C. and parts of the U.S., and live on the Internet.
“This initiative is unique to the Richmond RCMP,” RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said.
“Nothing like this exists anywhere in the Lower Mainland. It is however, indicative of the high level of commitment and dedication that RCMP officers possess clear across Canada.”
The radio show focuses on crime prevention and emphasizes various crime prevention programs and initiatives found at the Richmond detachment, and addressing topics like youth gangs, bullying, identity theft and pedestrian safety.
“We began this initiative in order to engage the Punjabi and South Asian communities,” Dandiwal said. “Policing is about building partnerships with the community and doing everything we can to keep people safe.”