The District of Hope and the RCMP are holding a Town Hall meeting.
The meeting will be hosted by Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner, the Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Hope/Boston Bar. It will be held at the Hope Recreation Centre on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
An open invitation to Hope residents to attend a Town Hall meeting hosted by the RCMP Hope Community Police Office.
November 7, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Hope Recreation Centre
Hosted by: Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner, Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Hope/Boston Bar CPO
— District of Hope (@DistrictofHope) October 28, 2019
All Hope residents are invited to take part. The last RCMP-led event in Hope was held at the Blue Moose, and called Coffee with Cop. That was packed with a mix of residents. Some were curious about policing in general, which was the intent of the meeting. However, many others who showed up had serious concerns with a perceived lack of policing in the area, a noticeable rise in property crime, and other issues relating to policing in Hope.
The room was packed and tensions were high, and some people left discouraged. After the meeting, some residents stated that a Town Hall format is necessary.