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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.

Map of West Airdrie RCMP coverage area Map of Cochrane RCMP coverage area

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 1969, a Cochrane area rancher and other residents formed the Cochrane Foothills Protective Association. Members volunteered to accompany RCMP officers acting as guides on back roads and hard to access ranch and farmland properties. Criminal activities lessened.

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.

Our Team
Our AGM held on November 10, 2021 via Zoom resulted in the election of the following Directors for one-year terms:

President Rosemary Lindsay
Vice President Jared Serviss
Secretary Samanntha Wright
Treasurer Bob Bleaney
Directors D'Arcy Boardman
Howard Hawkwood

Paul Clark and Martyn Griggs were appointed as auditors.

Thanks to all for their volunteer service towards reducing rural crime.

Cochrane RCMP handles Criminal records check, Police certificate, Vulnerable sector check, Report a crime, General information, Non emergency complaints, and Fingerprints.

Call if you can.  Text if you can't.  We are a 9-1-1 community.

Click here to notify Rocky View County about bylaw infractions, lost animals, unsightly premises, traffic-related concerns, or other issues related to bylaw enforcement.

Click here to download the latest Rural Crime Watch App.

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You can submit your application electronically. Just fill out, save and email completed forms to Payments may be submitted by e-transfer to

Let's work together - The Eyes and Ears of Cochrane Foothills.

MP Blake Richards presented a certificate in recognition of the Association's commitment and dedication to the Rural Crime Watch program in Alberta.

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Photo courtesy of Rosemary Lindsay

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