Between February 1 and 2, 2017, the RCMP “D” Division Action Response Team (DART) was deployed in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba, where multiple officers focused on traffic enforcement.

The initiative consisted of RCMP officers from across the province deployed from their regular duties to target impaired drivers and other traffic infractions. During the two-day traffic blitz, various patrols were conducted in the communities of Norway House, Cross Lake, and on the winter road system, which accesses Oxford House, God’s Lake and the Island Lake area.

The initiative resulted in the following:

  • 70 common offence notices under the Highway Traffic Act
  • seven common offence notices under the Liquor and Gaming Control Act, which resulted in the seizure of 430 cans of beer, 24 bottles of whiskey and one box of wine
  • one person arrested on an outstanding warrant
  • two persons were issued driver’s license suspensions for operating their motor vehicle with alcohol in their systems.

The “D” Division Action Response Team (DART) is a crime-reduction strategy that involves leveraging RCMP resources to address specific emerging public safety issues.