The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) released a news conference video on their Twitter account @EdmontonPolice earlier this afternoon stating that Edmonton is still considered a safe city to live, learn and play.
They go on to inform us that there is nothing to worry about, despite the city having a higher than normal homicide rate to date – that of which is equivalent to the high homicide rate of 2011.
“The incidents that have occurred have not been random based on what we know.”Edmonton Police Service
EPS tweeted the following at 3:22PM:
— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) April 22, 2016
“Organizationally, we’ve developed and we are implementing strategies to reduce violence, criminality and victimization in the populations and locations where we’re seeing crimes occur. We’re optimistic that those actions will make a difference going forward.”Edmonton Police Service
To those of you that work for or close to someone that is part of the Edmonton Police Service: I thank you for all that you do in attempting to keep Edmonton as safe a city as humanly possible.
To everyone else: Be safe out there. Let’s learn to love one another, rather than spread hatred amongst our neighbours. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask. If you’ve done wrong, do whatever it takes to make things right. Life is too short. Let’s live the lives we have, and make the best of it.
To all those whom have passed over the course of the first quarter of 2016, may you rest in eternal peace, and my deepest condolences to all those who have lost these loved ones.