Abela updates on TPS summer

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Taber Chief of Police Graham Abela presented all the happenings of the summer to the Taber Police Commission Board. Firstly Minister of Justice Kaycee Madu attended the Taber Police Service (TPS) earlier in the summer. They had a discussion around issues the TPS was facing that related to Madu’s office. Abela confirmed he was very appreciative of the visit and it was extremely nice to have him here. The Lethbridge College Police Academy induction ceremony will be happening on Nov. 1 at the Legion Hall. At the Sept. 15 meeting, Abela also mentioned that a taser had been deployed later in the summer. “The individual became assaultive of the officer, and a second officer was able to deploy the taser successfully. I think that it was a very good use and I’m very proud of the training and the proper use of force.” Sr. Constable Fudge is the new School Resource Officer. There was an extra school added to the agenda for this year. “We may have to look more into the position in the future. It is beginning to get stretched quite thin,” noted Abela. Abela mentioned there will also be two new cadets starting at the force come Nov. 1. “They are finishing training and we will be proud to have them. One of them speaks Low German and is of LGM (Low German Mennonite) background. We are very happy to have that diversity in our service.”

Kenyon Stronski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times

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