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Transit launches yearly safety blitz

It’s back to school and back to work for many and city officials want Calgarians to feel safe when in and around LRT stations.

It’s back to school and back to work for many and city officials want Calgarians to feel safe when in and around LRT stations.

Calgary police and Calgary Transit launched their annual Public Safety and Enforcement campaign to coincide with back to school on Thursday at Chinook Station. .

“It’s really about increased presence and visibility and making people feel safe and comfortable. People have already noticed a difference,” acting Staff Sgt. Scott Nielson said.

“We’re out here to educate and make people aware, but there is also a secondary enforcement component. I think there will be a noticeable difference.”

The campaign coincides with an influx of passengers and people will notice not only more police presence, but peace officers too, according to Calgary Transit safety spokesperson Brian Whitelaw.

“It’s exciting and we always look forward to working with the Calgary police service,” he said.

“We want to make sure people are here for legitimate purposes, especially at night, and not just loitering.”

Grade 12 student Jessica Smith appreciates the extra visibility.

“More so on the way home from school, it will be nice to have them there.”

 
 
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