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Crime Tips
Whether your neighbourhood is experiencing criminal activity or you want it to remain safe, here are some simple ways to keep ahead of the criminals.

  • LOCK YOUR VEHICLES - RCMP alerts that vehicle thefts are rising, most of which are due to folks leaving the vehicle unattended and running unlocked. Take care to ensure that you lock your vehicles if you are warming them up!! Open unattended vehicles are too easy a target.

    Also note that catalytic converter thefts are increasing, especially for larger vehicles and motorhomes - so be aware and vigilant - don't leave your vehicles exposed and unprotected.

  • HUNTERS REQUIRE PERMISSION - As a reminder, all hunters need permission from the land owner or leaseholder in order to hunt on private or leased Crown lands. Here is an example form that a landowner can require to be filled out by hunters seeking permission to access lands to hunt. Please ensure you have obtained written permission beforehand.

  • BE "BEAR SMART" - Here is a recent Cochrane article regarding bear safety concerns - keep aware and stay safe! Cochrane Now article.

  • Alberta RCMP provide crime prevention tips to protect properties this spring

Crime Tip Links
Canada Anti-fraud Protection
The Little Black Book of Scams
Your Calls Make the Difference
Internet Tips for Families
Card reader Protection
Make Home Look Lived In
Reflective Tape
Recreational Drone Usage
Get to know your neighbours
Thieves Have Tricks
Take Your Keys to Bed

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.

Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association promotes, involves, and identifies needs surrounding crime prevention. Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. To report suspected poaching, call the toll free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. The line can also be used for emergencies involving wildlife. If you have information about any crime, and you want to remain anonymous, you can send a tip to Click here.
Click here to visit the MD of Rocky View's website. Click here to visit the MD of Rocky View's website. Click here to visit the Jepson Petroleum website. Click here to visit the MD of Bighorn's website.
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