City gets its share from traffic-fine revenue

Trail has received its annual $110,000 from traffic-fine revenue, which will again go toward partially funding the city’s Crime Reduction Unit.

Trail has received its annual $110,000 from traffic-fine revenue, which will again go toward partially funding the city’s Crime Reduction Unit.

The unit is made up of two officers, who have actively targeted high-risk offenders since 2007.

“The two additional members work specifically on dealing with prolific offenders,” said city administrator David Perehudoff.

“The police have indicated to us in the past that 90 per cent of crime is committed by people that they know – those are the people that they target – and they also deal with court orders. In the absence of having those guys, they typically don’t have the resources to do that.”

The province takes all the traffic fine revenue that they collect and allocate a percentage back to municipalities that pay directly for RCMP services.