On Tuesday, a large motorcade of police SUVs and motorcycles were spotted travelling throughout Cochrane. 

Many rumours were swirling online as to reasons for the large police presence including a possible visit from VIPs or celebrities. RCMP Detachment Commander, Insp. Dave Brunner says it was nothing out of the ordinary. 

“That was some training that we knew was coming through Cochrane.”

When drivers spot motorcades, they are asked to move towards the nearest curb when they see a police vehicle approaching with lights and sirens operating.

Brunner says it’s typical to see training like this a few times a year. Multiple units participated over a two-day period that also included travelling through The City of Calgary.