Saskatoon police creating guns and gangs unit

The encroachment of late 20th Century culture into Saskatoon. We didn’t think it would ever happen either.

Global News

SASKATOON – After a surge in drive-by shootings, police chases, and drug activity, the Saskatoon Police Service is creating a new guns and gangs unit.

“I never ever thought in my career as a police officer in Saskatchewan that we’d ever be forming such a unit,” said police chief Clive Weighill.

“We’re going to redeploy some other members within our criminal investigation division to augment the gangs and the guns so we have a substantial amount of officers to work on this,” he explained.

Weighill is not revealing how many officers will be a part of the new unit.

“The gangs don’t give me their work chart, so I’m not giving them mine. But it will be a substantial number of officers,” he explained.

Weighill said the unit will tackle the unprecedented level of gang crime the city is experiencing, which he said is fueled by turf wars.

“We’re seeing…

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