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Some Living Rough Seek Help From Police

By Allan Dearing Nov 24, 2022 | 5:47 AM

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Hundreds of people are currently living rough in Moncton and many who want help don’t always know where to turn.

Codiac RCMP acting officer-in-charge Chantal Farrah told Moncton City Council this week, officers on downtown patrols recently made some progress.

“We come across people that do want assistance in connecting with services to relocate to their hometowns or where they have family.”

Farrah said officers encountered four individuals who recently sought help.

“We’re not just putting them on a bus somewhere. We’re actually connecting them with services at the other end where they want to go, or where they’ll have family support.”

In October, Farrah noted Codiac RCMP community policing officers assisted their partners – city bylaw officers and YMCA ReConnect – in a census of the city’s most vulnerable people.

ReConnect outreach director Trevor Goodwin said more than 500 people were counted and told city council that number is “unprecedented” for our city.


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