Victoria: West Shore RCMP Detachment said that 2014 Rock the Shores Concert which spanned three days this year was a successful event for concert attendees and police.

Police made 17 arrests at this event, 15 of those arrests were for being intoxicated in public and one arrest was for an outstanding warrant and one for a breach of probation offence. West Shore RCMP said these numbers were consistent with the numbers from the 2013 event where 12 arrests were made over two days. West Shore RCMP said their officers did not note any negative effects of the open alcohol concept and that all situations that police responded to are consistent with the events of this size.

West Shore RCMP Inspector Larry Chomyn said, “We were very pleased with the event, the concert attendees commented to us that they were happy to see us present on site and we encountered no major issues. By all accounts a successful event.”

West Shore RCMP Detachment Officers as well as RCMP Officers from other detachments on the south island worked with the security team and event organizers to help ensure those who attended the concert did so in a manner that was safe and responsible.