New West police help out during Stanley Cup mayhem
New Westminster police had a hand in helping out their Vancouver colleagues during Wednesday night's mayhem following the final game of the Stanley Cup final.
Sgt. Gary Weishaar said New Westminster dispatched a number of officers to help Vancouver, and well as participating in the Lower Mainland Tactical Troop and sending officers to Abbotsford to cover for those that had been sent to Vancouver.
"We predominantly used our patrol officers for these support positions and supplemented our city patrols by bringing in our police officers from various internal sections," said Weishaar in a press release. "Our members focused on SkyTrain stations and wherever else they were required to ensure public safety."
Although they dealt with several incidents of intoxication and nuisance behaviour, none of the department's officers were injured.