The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) Community Safety Unit (CSU) is dedicated to enhancing community policing through crime prevention programs, providing a visible presence in the schools and working cooperatively with school administration, staff, students and parents for a safe school environment.
The Unit is led by Sgt. Darlene Garrecht, and is comprised of two Community Liaison Officers and three School Resource Officers.
Cst. Marie Guerard and Cst. Keegan Clarke are the Community Liaison Officers. They act as the School Resource Officers for 27 schools, including all of the elementary and junior high schools. They also coordinate the delivery of the Encouraging Positive Informed Choices (EPIC) to students in Grades 4,6 and 8. EPIC was developed by MHPS members and focuses on teaching kids about healthy friendships, cyber safety, bullying, and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use.
Cst. Marc Seiller, Cst. Jason Van Mulligen and Cst. Darryl Hubich are the three School Resource Officers For the 2019-2020 school year, Cst. Seiller is assigned to Crescent Heights High School, Cst. Hubich is assigned to Medicine Hat High School and Cst. Jason Van Mulligen is excited to be returning to McCoy High School, Notre Dame and St Marys.
The members of the MHPS CSU are excited for the school year to begin and look forward to connecting with the community! You can connect with MHPS CSU on Twitter @MHPSCommSafety.
For more information, or to reach a member of the MHPS CSU, contact Sgt Darlene Garrecht at 403-529-8451 or by email @Darlene.Garrecht@mhps.ca.
Sgt Darlene Garrecht
Community Safety Unit
Medicine Hat Police Service