Shane Kisinger appointed new head of The Watch program

There’s now a new leader to head up The Watch in Lethbridge. Retired Constable Shane Kisinger will take on the role after recently leaving the Lethbridge Police Service after close to 19 years on the force. Kisinger explained what members of The Watch do on a daily basis.

“So the Watch is a volunteer based initiative. So we do have full-time employees that take out volunteers. And so one of the major roles is just being an extra set of eyes and ears for both law enforcement, emergency services and other services that we can help assist them. And it’s also about safety downtown as well, just being an extra set of eyes and ears for the public as well. And on top of that, we also assist with helping with treatments or getting people into treatment or being a resource for them as well for unsheltered.”

Watch members are also trained on how to apply emergency first aid and administer nasal Narcan. They also provide safe walks for people in our community.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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