Maybe this will stop drivers from recklessly speeding and making their own shortcuts through traffic. North Vancouver RCMP are using a metal cut-out of a police officer to scare and slow down drivers in the city.
Yesterday marked Constable McCoy’s last shift in North Vancouver as he prepares for a transfer to Alberta, but you won’t forget him anytime soon.
— North Vancouver RCMP (@nvanrcmp) August 22, 2019
The real Constable McCoy has a “wooden doppelganger” who reported for duty earlier this week.
On his first day on the job, police and neighbours noticed an immediate reduction in speeding infractions on Delbrook Avenue.
“In the coming days, you may see him set up around the City and District, targeting those areas where there have been the most problems with speeders” reads a statement.
Last year, Coquitlam also deployed their own metal cut-out of a police officer, while Squamish RCMP had their own earlier this year.
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