A new CP Rail police vehicle caused some head turning in the last few days.
On Monday, a white Ford SUV model police vehicle was reported to have its emergency service lights activated on Fairford Street West at First Avenue. The reason the vehicle raised attention is due to still being outfitted with an out-of-province licence plate and a lack of identification marks.
Resident, Dale Jelinski asked Moose Jaw Police Service and the Times-Herald if there was any information as to what agency the SUV (with an Alberta licence plate) belonged to.
“It struck me odd as the 'police' car in the picture has no identification indicating that it is either an RCMP cruiser, a CP Rail Police car, a Military Police vehicle (wrong type of plate all together) or a City of Moose Jaw member,” Jelinski said. “It struck me further that the car has a licence plate indicating that it is from Alberta
“I did some digging around and found out that the vehicle in the picture is in fact a CP Rail Police cruiser,” Moose Jaw Police Service Const. Landon Giraudier said. “I spoke with several officers at the police station who knew about the situation and advised me that the Moose Jaw CP Rail Police cruiser that was used here had been damaged and is no longer drivable."
Giraudier stated the only other vehicle the Moose Jaw CP Rail Police could get was another police vehicle from Alberta.
“There are small markings on the vehicle on the rear passenger side of the vehicle that have the CP Rail logo,” he said. “Further, CP Rail Police are a federal police force (like the RCMP) and have jurisdiction to stop vehicles and enforce the laws across Canada.”
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