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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

Safety walking program continues to patrol through Lethbridge

A volunteer-based program in Lethbridge called The Watch continues to make the rounds in the downtown core assisting locals while also providing a level of safety for some who may need a walking partner. As BCN’s Angela Stewart explains, the program launched by the Lethbridge Police Service, has developed quite a bit since it launched […]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

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

Shannon Phillips’ LPS appeal denied

Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips has had her latest appeal against the Lethbridge Police Service denied by the Law Enforcement Review Board. In this case which goes back five years, Ms Phillips filed the appeal when she was unhappy with the disciplinary decisions to demote two officers who spied on her in a Lethbridge diner […]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

Lethbridge community takes the Polar Plunge over the weekend

Elected officials and some officers of the Lethbridge Police Service took part in the polar plunge for the Special Olympics. After two years of the plunge being held virtually, organizers say they were happy to have a smaller group come out, bear the cold, and take a dip for a good cause. Constable Braylon Hyggen […]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

Lethbridge Police Service begins new employee initiative

The Lethbridge Police Service has launched a new employee initiative that will allow staff to express and share the experiences they’ve had surrounding leadership and work culture within the police service. The initiative is called Employee Experience Listening Tour. Deputy Chief Scott Boyd explains why it is so important. “It really comes on the heels […]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

Exclusive interview with Lethbridge Police Chief

A number of cities across Canada are still dealing with an opioid crisis. Sadly many who are addicted to drugs turn to a life of crime to help feed their habit. We recently chatted with Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh about the opioid crisis in our city and how the new federal drug court is […]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

LPS getting ready for Check Stop campaign

The Lethbridge Police Service is preparing for a higher number of impaired drivers this Christmas season. The LPS is kicking off their Christmas Check Stop campaign this weekend. In 2020, the police noticed a decrease in the number of drivers out on the roads. Only one impaired driving charge was given last year during the […]Read More

Boot camp by LPS for female officer hopefuls

The Lethbridge Police Service is recruiting more female officers. The LPS is doing so by offering a four day boot camp to help new female recruits hone their physical fitness and craft in the field. Only 12 per cent of officers within the LPS are female. Staff Sgt. Christy Woods says the force wants to […]Read More

LPS officers admit to most misconduct allegations at ‘MemeGate’ hearing

Eight months ago, five Lethbridge Police officers were suspended after being accused of distributing inappropriate images. This quickly became known as ‘MemeGate’ In June, Constables Keon Woronuk, Matthew Rilkoff, Derek Riddell, David Easter, and Sgt. Jason Moulton had all pleaded not guilty to each of their six charges under the Alberta Police Act. Moulton also […]Read More

Revamped LPS Action Plan back in hands of Justie Minister

The Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Police Commission have submitted a revamped action plan to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu.  The latest plan was submitted on the deadline of Friday, June 25th.  According to the Justice Minister’s office, they have received the amended report “and look forward to reviewing it.”  In […]Read More

North side drug house shut down

A drug house in Lethbridge’s north side has been shut down. The Alberta Sheriffs’ Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit and Lethbridge Police boarded up the property located at 124 19th Street North. SCAN began an investigation into the property in June of last year after receiving many complaints from people in the community. Locals […]Read More

No plea entered at LPS Misconduct Hearing

Five suspended Lethbridge police officers involved in the dissemination of negative memes about their former bosses, made their first appearance today at a professional misconduct hearing, but won’t enter a plea until May. During the virtual hearing this morning, the five officers including Sgt. Jason Moulton, Cst. Keon Woroniuk, Cst. Matthew Rokkoff, Cst. Derek Riddell […]Read More

LPS responds to online petition to end ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ social

An online petition is aiming to end Lethbridge Police Service’s ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts.  The posts which share the names, pictures, and information about the alleged offences and previous convictions of suspects are aimed to make the public aware that the suspect is at large. It also helps police to obtain information from the community […]Read More

Lethbridge man facing a total of 28 charges

 Lethbridge Police have charged 35 year old Wesley Johnson with numerous drug related offences. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, officers noticed activities consistent with drug trafficking and noticed that Johnson was also in possession of a loaded firearm. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley reports.Read More

Details of LPS Action Plan explained

The City of Lethbridge has released a summary of the Lethbridge Police Service Action Plan. The full document drafted by LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, and the Lethbridge Police Commission was sent to Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu on the evening of April 11, according to commission chair Rob vanSpronsen. This plan is in […]Read More

LPS action plan ready for Justice Minister ahead of deadline

The Lethbridge Police Service says they’ve completed their action plan for Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General ahead of the April 16 deadline. On March 22, Minister Kaycee Madu sent letters to LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, Lethbrige Police Commission Chair Rob vanSpronsen and Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman informing them that he was giving them a […]Read More

Negative memes behind recent police suspensions

Lethbridge Police Service has confirmed the five employees who have recently been suspended with pay are all police officers. Edmonton Police Service, who investigated the matter, meanwhile confirmed to Bridge City News that the suspensions are in fact due to some memes depicting the former administration in a negative light.  Edmonton police confirm that in […]Read More