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Delta Police, Surrey RCMP team up for enhanced patrols during playoffs

Canucks fans encouraged to have fun but to do it responsibly.
Delta Police and Surrey RCMP have announced they will be teaming up for enhanced patrols during Canucks playoff game celebrations along 72nd Avenue and 120th Street.

Delta Police and Surrey RCMP are teaming up to enhance police patrols and enforcement during the Vancouver Canucks playoff season.

Historically, unsanctioned gatherings have impacted road users when pedestrian volumes have swelled into traffic lanes at 72 Avenue and 120 Street. To maintain public safety and road safety, both police jurisdictions will monitor the intersection during the Canucks playoff games.

The intersection of 72 Avenue and 120 Street may be closed to vehicles if necessary, to ensure public/pedestrian safety. While the primary focus of officers will be safety, officers will also be present to enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations, liquor and cannabis control laws, and the Criminal Code.

“While we encourage our community to celebrate the success of the Vancouver Canucks in a responsible manner, we also want to ensure the celebrations do not negatively impact other roads users,” said A/Insp. James Sandberg, public affairs manager for Delta Police. “We are asking those who plan to gather at 72 Avenue and 120 Street to be safe, and also respect the travelling public on those roads.”

“This is a special time of the year when fans gather to cheer on the Canucks and we want to ensure fans celebrate safely,” added Sgt. Tammy Lobb, media relations officer with Surrey RCMP. “Additional officers will be in the area maintaining public safety and there will be a focus on targeting drivers who are street racing, stunting and driving dangerously.”