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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.
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