P.E.I. RCMP to post 'Throwback Thursday' photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Chief Superintendant Joanne Crampton, commanding officer of L Division RCMP in this recent Guardian file photo after she participated in a "ride along" and tweeted her experience.

RCMP on Prince Edward Island are joining the social media trend of Throwback Thursday to share some historical images of RCMP and the Island. 

Throwback Thursday, commonly referred to as “TBT,” is commonly used by many on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The RCMP photos will offer a quick glimpse of policing on the Island over the years.

“It’s nice to remember a moment from the past, or if you are younger, see a snapshot of local history for the very first time,” said Commanding Officer, Chief Superintendent Joanne Crampton. 

“As police, we are often tasked with talking about crime that has happened or encouraging efforts to prevent crime so it’s nice to take a break from those business lines and just connect visually with our communities. 

RCMP will be adding the TBT images to Facebook, Twitter @RCMPPEI and Instagram and the first image to be added is a photo taken in 1967 on the steps of Province House National Historic Site in Charlottetown.

“We have been serving Islanders as the provincial police force for over 80 years and have attended many high profile events professionally but we have also lived beside our neighbours over those years too,” Crampton said.

“These images can take you back to that moment.”

If you have images you would like the RCMP to share as part of the ongoing TBT project, please submit them to Cpl. Scott Stevenson at scott.stevenson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or to your nearest RCMP office. 

The RCMP says it looks forward to sharing lots of P.E.I. RCMP memories.

Organizations: RCMP, Province House National Historic Site

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Islander
    March 11, 2016 - 11:23

    The RCMP image has been tarnished in recent years due to Offciers covering up and lieing, such as the Incident in BC where a man died in the airport. There are others like all the alleged sexual assaults and harassment by members, including senior officers. Commander Crampton you are walking on thin ice. I have talked with many senior retired officers and your entire Force is under the microscope due to a certain few who thing they are above the law. The latest at the Canadian Police College of nude senior officers in the nude while on duty is troubling to say the least. Comm Poulson had better start doing his job, fire these idiots, and try and get some respect back. You have a long way to go. Cover ups only add fuel to the fire.

  • Just Wondering
    March 10, 2016 - 22:42

    Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is GARBAGE. Could you simply post them on a website?