Tags : Lethbridge Police Service

Hyggen pushing for $1 million back into police budget

A new four year operating budget for Lethbridge will be presented on Tuesday and Wednesday during Economic SPC meetings. Members will received a draft review of the 2023-2026 budget, hear presentations on several proposed new initiatives and receive the Operating Budget What We Heard Report, which has been compiled from online and in-person engagement completed […]Read More

Swearing in ceremony for LPS and Blood Tribe Police officers

Six new recruits walked the graduation stage earlier today to officially be sworn into the Lethbridge Police Service. One new officer will also be joining the Blood Tribe Police Service. Dignitaries from our city made their way to Lethbridge College to take part in the graduation ceremony. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Victim Witness Services Unit recruiting new volunteers

The Lethbridge Police Victim Witness Services Unit is looking for new volunteers. Around 60 people are needed to ensure the team can deliver year-round crisis support to meet the needs here in our community. Program Manager, Catherine Pooley, says whether you are a retiree or looking to become a police officer down the road, this […]Read More

LPS says $500,000 lost in scams during 2022

An increase in gift card related fraud is prompting the Lethbridge Police Service to issue a warning. The Economic Crimes Unit has received a half dozen complaints from local victims who bought gift cards as part of a scam. Police say over $500,000 has been allegedly taken from victims so far this year from various […]Read More

Change demanded by parents after sexual assault charges at LGA

Parents protested Monday evening and demanded their money back after pulling their kids out of summer camps at the Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy. The Academy has shut down since one of the businesses former coaches, Jamie Ellacott, was charged with four counts of sexual assault against minors. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the changes […]Read More

Jamie Ellacott facing additional charges of sexual assault

A Lethbridge gymnastics coach who was previously charged by police with sexually assaulting a seven year old girl now faces even more charges. Thirty-three year old Jamie Ellacott, who was a former owner at the Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy, faces three additional charges of sexual assault stemming from alleged incidents involving girls aged 10, 12 and […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Service Community Survey results are in

The results of the 2022 Community Survey through the Lethbridge Police Service are in, and it shows more than three quarters of respondents are satisfied with the department. Eighty-six per cent said the service is adequate to good, however about 14 per cent rated the LPS as poor. “We can never have 100 per cent […]Read More

LPS announce newest K9 puppy name

A special puppy has been named by the Lethbridge Police Service. The Belgian Malinois was given the name of Bridge. Thirteen year old Kassie Hotton was the winner of the naming contest and was presented with a stuffed Malinois along with a tour of the police station. The dog naming contest saw 700 entries in […]Read More

Civic Centre Park tent site removal postponed

The tent encampment set up by Civic Centre Park was set to be torn down but has since been postponed by the City of Lethbridge. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the decision to delay the tear down follows a shooting on Sunday night at the encampment. The Lethbridge Police Service have charged a 37-year-old Lethbridge […]Read More

Targeted shooting at Lethbridge tent encampment

Lethbridge Police have charged a 37-year old male in connection with an incident where a man was shot Sunday night.  It was shortly after 8 PM when police responded to a report of a shooting at a tent encampment site, which is located along the 500 block on Stafford Drive South.  Upon arrival, a 33-year-old […]Read More

Shoes for Kids YQL bringing shoes to children in need

A majority of the time we take our footwear for granted. An initiative in Lethbridge is making sure that children and youth are able to receive solid footwear. The Shoes for Kids YQL campaign is entering its second year. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, last year the drive raised over $16,000. There were also 485 […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Victim Services Unit marks 30 year milestone

Lethbridge Police Victim and Witness Services Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night. The event, which was originally supposed to take place last year, was pushed back because of the pandemic. Since 1991 over 500 volunteers have put in 480,000 hours while supporting more than 6,000 families and youth. Program Manager for Victim Services Catherine […]Read More

The Watch program recognized with provincial justice award

The Lethbridge Police Service’s Watch Program was recognized last week with the Community Justice Award. It is an award acknowledging either individuals or organizations that have contributed to community justice work in the province. The program began in May of 2019 and manager Jeff Cove says to be recognized on the provincial stage feels amazing. […]Read More

New LPS K-9 puppy needs a name, police hold naming

The Lethbridge K-9 Unit has added a new four-legged addition to their team, and they need the public’s help in naming it. The LPS is holding a ‘Name The Puppy Contest’ for their new 12-week-old puppy before he begins his new career. Constable Braylon Hyggen says this is also the first time in decades that […]Read More

Global crime index report places Lethbridge 49th

Two Alberta cities have landed in the top 100 when it comes to crime. According to a report done by Numbeo, Lethbridge placed 56th on the list and Red Deer ranked 67th. The worst of the Canadian cities was Surrey, B.C. which landed in the 49th spot. Numbeo creates a database for quality of life […]Read More

Construction zone safety in Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge is reminding motorists to slow down and drive carefully in construction zones. There is currently work being completed in different areas of the city including Mayor Magrath and Scenic Drive. City staff and the Lethbridge Police Service say it is important to ease up on the gas pedal in these zones […]Read More

Drug house closed down in Lethbridge

A problem property in Lethbridge has now been shut down for 90 days due to drug activity. The Safer Community and Neighbourhoods, or SCAN unit, of the Alberta Sheriffs obtained a court order to shut down the house at 124 – 19 St N in Lethbridge. A fence has been erected and the house has […]Read More

Car crashes through front of north Fabutan

There was a close call over the weekend for a business in Lethbridge. A car crashed into the front of the north Fabutan and Hush Lash Studio location. The driver hit another vehicle that was stopped outside at a red light at 2A Avenue and then made another sudden turn and crashed into a car […]Read More

LPS Town Hall relays numbers for crime

Members of the Lethbridge community gathered at the Galt Museum on Tuesday evening to ask questions and voice their concerns to members of the Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Police Commission. The information will be used for the service’s 2023 to 2026 Business Strategic Plan. Last year the service received over 36,000 calls and […]Read More

PACT program beneficial for AHS and LPS

The Lethbridge Police Service is partnering with Alberta Health Services in our city to help out those who are battling mental health and addiction issues. An LPS constable is paired with a mental health therapist from AHS to service high risk clients. The program, which began in 2018, is called the Police and Crisis Team. […]Read More

MADD and LPS hoping to stop impaired driving

The Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge and Area Chapter of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving are once again joining forces. The two groups are encouraging motorists not to drink and drive when they get behind the wheel. You will see mobile signs throughout the city where impaired drivers have been charged starting in May. […]Read More

LPS to implement addiction treatment upon arrest

The Alberta government announced a unique new partnership with the Lethbridge Police Service and the Blood Tribe Police. Those who are battling addiction now have access to addiction treatment once they are arrested. Alberta’s Virtual Dependency Program says that anyone who is arrested in Lethbridge or on the Blood Tribe will be able to access […]Read More

LPS Sgt. Jason Moulton found not guilty of discreditable conduct

A Lethbridge police sergeant at the heart of the meme-gate scandal was found not guilty of one count of discreditable conduct today during a misconduct hearing at City Hall. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was at the hearing and has more of the details. The situation stems from the WhatsApp group called the Meme Militia in […]Read More

LPS warn against distracted driving

The Lethbridge Police Service is cautioning against distracted driving in our city. The Select Traffic Enforcement Program is being highlighted by the LPS this month. Distracted driving can land you a 300 dollar fine and three demerit points. In Lethbridge, 458 distracted driving tickets were dishes out in 2021. Traffic Sgt. Danny Lomness, says in […]Read More

Badges vs Bolts raises money for Jack Ady Cancer Centre

The Badges versus Bolts charity hockey game took place over the weekend. Members of Lethbridge police, fire and emergency services, along with the RCMP teamed up to face off against the Lethbridge Lightning. The Badges picked up the win, but the big winner of the event was the Jack Ady Cancer Centre. Alex Sirard, the […]Read More

LPS warning about cryptocurrency related-frauds

The Lethbridge Police Service says there is a rise in crime related to cryptocurrency related-fraud here in our city. In Lethbridge alone, 18 victims have been defrauded of over $800,000. Some of these are investment scams where the criminals gain the trust of victims by showing profits of 100 to 500 per cent. Additional scams […]Read More

Christmas Check Stop screens over 800 drivers during past weekend

Last week, Bridge City News brought you a story on the Christmas Check Stop program put on by the Lethbridge Police Service. The Lethbridge Police Service began their 2021 Christmas Check Stop Campaign on December 4th. During last year’s campaign, only one impaired driving charge was given. https://bridgecitynews.ca/lps-getting-ready-for-check-stop-campaign/ Along with Alberta Sheriffs and the Coaldale […]Read More