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Saskatchewan follows along with RCMP calls on Twitter

Erratic driving, unwanted people at residence, intoxicated people and hang-ups dominate feed
Reported by Lisa Schick
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On Thursday night the Saskatchewan RCMP live tweeted every call they received across the province as a way of connecting with the community.

Sgt. Paul Dawson with the RCMP said they were tweeting to educate people about 911 and what they do.

“To open that door, just so people realize the type of calls we get, and also the breadth of calls.”

They got 150 calls from all across the province in the eight-hour span.

Among them were 14 complaints about intoxicated people, nine people in a home uninvited, nine vehicle collisions, and eight assaults.

By far, the most common 911 calls they got weren’t emergencies at all. They were either hang ups, or false calls.

When someone calls 911 and hangs up, that’s not the end of the story.

“Every call that comes in, we want to make sure that person  is okay, so although it may come in as a hang up call we still have to follow up with that and make sure that it isn’t an emergency,” said Dawson.

And 911 isn’t the only way to get ahold of the RCMP. People can contact the individual detachment for the area, or call 310-RCMP.

RCMP also took the time to answer some questions from the public on Twitter.

Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.