Sgt. Jeff Swann is hoping to end the antics at Redneck Beach.
â€œItâ€™s a crazy little situation that happens out there and itâ€™s been tolerated for too long,â€ he said.
â€œPeople just think, â€˜Itâ€™s Red Neck Beach, we can do whatever we want we can smoke, we can do drugs, we can get completely drunk and do stuff like that.â€™ Well thatâ€™s not tolerated. Times have changed.â€
He said the beachâ€”an accessible and sandy area near the Kennedy Lake Bridgeâ€”should be a prime location for families but families often avoid it because of the negative behaviour it seems to attract.
â€œItâ€™s a gorgeous beach; it should be a family beach…The beach should be taken over by members of the communities of Ucluelet and Tofino that want to take their family and children there and camp appropriately and comfortably,â€ he said.
â€œI would love nothing better than to make that happen and I can guarantee our police resources would be expended to make sure that would happen.â€
He suggested cleaning up the beach and changing its perception could become a top policing priority but the community would need to step up and take ownership.
â€œThat is one project that I would love to undertake but I need the help of the community,â€ he said.
â€œThat is a beautiful location on Kennedy Lake that is accessible to us community members and, to get rid of the stigma of that place, we need people to take ownership of it.â€
Swann is urging locals to report any suspicious or offensive activity they see at Redneck Beach to help police nix the areaâ€™s ‘anything goes’ mentality.