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The City of Langford has announced the addition of four new RCMP officers to its detachment this year.

Adding four new officers will allow for a full time bicycle and special projects unit, focusing patrols on community trails, parks and the downtown core. The unit will also provide coverage for special events and target “hot spots” within Langford.

“Community safety is, and will remain, a priority for Langford,” said Langford Mayor Stewart Young. “Council looks forward to working with the RCMP, both now and into the future, to ensure that Langford remains a safe family friendly community.”

The additions come on the heels of a series of attacks on trails in the surrounding area. Most recently, in March, a woman was beaten and sexually assaulted on the Galloping Goose trail.

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