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|About Cochrane Foothills Protective Association (CFPA)
The Cochrane Foothills Protective Association (CFPA) is a voluntary, community-operated registered charity that strives to promote crime prevention and awareness and serves as a Rural Crime Watch group within the Cochrane and West Airdrie (west of Highway 2) RCMP Detachment rural areas. This area includes the west portion of Rocky View County, the eastern part of the Municipal District of Bighorn, and a part of the Kananaskis Improvement District.
The Cochrane RCMP Detachment covers the areas of: Bearspaw, Benchlands, Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Bottrel, Bragg Creek, Cheneka, Cochrane, Cochrane Lakes, Elbow Valley, Ghost Lake, Ghost Reservoir, Ghost Village, Grand Valley, Glenbow, Jumping Pound, McLean Creek, Mitford, Morley, Ozada, Radnor, Redwood Meadows, Springbank, Waiparous and Westbrook.
The west Airdrie RCMP Detachment covers the areas of: Crossfield, Madden and Nier.
In fighting rural crime, we strongly support community policing principles. Crime is least likely to occur in a community where people are alert to the potential for crime, willing to look out for each other, and work closely with police and our partners in educating the public on how they can help prevent crime. CFPA facilitates this through the following:
History of the CFPA (RCW)
In 1970, Cochrane Foothills Protective Association formed an Incorporated Society under the Societies Act of Alberta. The association is a Registered Charity with bylaws providing for an elected Executive, Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting held each year.
The purpose of the group is to promote crime prevention initiatives in the rural community and promote educational programs on Crime Prevention and Awareness.
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