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

Published on March 10, 2016

Chief Superintendant Joanne Crampton, commanding officer of L Division RCMP in P.E.I., took part in a ride-a-long on Monday, where she responded to questions from the public via Twitter.

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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.