Lace up your runners and come practice with the police

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Half Marathon-10K-5K is only a few months away and the Service is encouraging all runners to come check out the routes and practice with the police.

 The second annual LRPS run goes Sept. 13 and will feature picturesque routes that showcase the Coalbanks Trail pathway system, Indian Battle/Botterill river valley parks and the historic High Level Bridge.  The 5K, 10K and half marathon routes offer a variety of options for runners of all ages and abilities and the race is family-friendly – strollers are welcome.

Police hosting cyber safety forum for parents

 The Lethbridge Regional Police Service is hosting an internet safety session to help educate parents about cyber issues and provide tips to help prevent children from being victimized.

 Internet and social media-related issues such as cyber bullying, sexting and child pornography are by far the biggest issues that local School Resource Officers address on a daily basis.

Police charge male in connection with sexual assault of six-year-old boy

Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 39-year-old man in connection with an incident where a young boy was sexually assaulted in a play area at a city restaurant.

 On May 25, 2014 police responded to a report that a six-year-old boy had been assaulted while playing the in the children’s play area at McDonalds along the 200 block of 3 Avenue South. Investigation determined that the boy was approached by a male and touched inappropriately.

 The subject was identified and on May 26 attended the police station where he was subsequently charged.

LRPS celebrating 50th anniversary of K9 Unit & hosting Canadian Police Canine Association training seminar

 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lethbridge Regional Police K9 Unit and in conjunction with that milestone, the Service is also hosting the Canadian Police Canine Association spring training seminar May 27-29.

 The three-day seminar will include canine teams from various police agencies, corrections and border services from across Canada and focus on canine case law, critical incidents, emerging trends, training techniques, search tactics, detection skills and a lot of friendly competition and camaraderie.