Kitimat RCMP Detachment Commander S/Sgt James McLaren, Merriella Sluyter, Cst Mathew Clarabut and MEMSS teacher Nick Sluyter with one of the boxes that will become a permanent fixture in the RCMP vehicles. Photo Gerry Leibel

RCMP vehicles get specialized equipment

It’s not something you’re likely to find in a store

Kitimat RCMP SUVs now boast a unique piece of equipment not likely to be found in other vehicles in the country – special wooden boxes produced by woodwork students from Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School.

Frustrated with equipment not secured properly in the back of the detachment’s SUVs, Cst. Mathew Clarabut approached the school with an idea – get the students to produce boxes that could hold their equipment in the back of the SUVs.

“All our SUVs are getting boxes made my MEMSS woodwork students,” said Clarabut. “Whenever we get a new vehicle we will have another box made.”

He said the personalized boxes were much rather than commercially available plastic boxes.

“It’s also good to build good relationships with the students. This gives them a sense of ownership,” said Clarabut.

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