The Year Ahead: Making people feel safe a priority

Trying to make sure residents feel safe and secure in their homes and communities is the 2016 priority for North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP boss.

Trying to make sure residents feel safe and secure in their homes and communities is the 2016 priority for Insp. Ray Carfantan, officer in charge of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

“The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP take pride in our community,” he said. “We work hard to be visible in the community in any way that we can. Getting out of our cars to walk and talk with people each and every day, whether it is on the streets and sidewalks or at the schools in the area is something we take particular pride in.”

He said the department’s hope for the New Year is to see everyone safely through the holiday season and ultimately to see construction begin on a new RCMP detachment building in North Cowichan.

“I personally hope to build upon the relationships we have in the Cowichan Valley with our municipal partners, with Cowichan Tribes as well as the many community support agencies or groups who work together each day with the goal of making this the best possible place to live,” Carfantan said.