Please check back often to stay up-to-date with our current Newsletter and what's happening to support crime awareness in the Cochrane, Foothills, West Airdrie areas of south-central Alberta.
- Alberta RCMP provide crime prevention tips to protect properties this spring
- April - National Volunteer Week - Thank you for all you do in assisting the Alberta RCMP throughout the year. It's National Volunteer Week and this year's theme is "The Value of One, The Power of Many." This certainly rings true for the work you do on behalf of your neighbours and our members.
Those acts of volunteerism you undertake through Rural Crime Watch - together and on your own - make Alberta a safer place. I'm grateful for the time you continue to dedicated to this. Your organization and those who take on the role of our "extra eyes and ears" provide a greater line of sight on safety in rural communities. Without the work of dedicated citizens, our job would be that much harder.
On behalf of myself and the employees of the Alberta RCMP, I wish you a wonderful week. While we're stopping to recognize volunteers specifically this week, please know your dedication and service is appreciated through the year.
Take care and stay safe.
Curtis Zablocki, M.O.M., Deputy Commissioner, Commanding Officer "K" Division
- RAPID Response program initiated - On April 1, 140 Fish and Wildlife Officers across Alberta become part of a new initiative to combat rural crime and protect Albertans: RAPID Response.
Under RAPID Response, Alberta's Fish and Wildlife officers are now available to help the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta answer emergency and high-priority calls when requested. This means Fish and Wildlife officers are now able to respond to requests from the RCMP to be first at the scene of an emergency in cases where they are closer than the police. Fish and Wildlife officers will also respond to RCMP requests for backup, which could involve helping the police locate suspects or preserve a crime scene.
RAPID Response is a new function for Fish and Wildlife officers - it's not a new organization. The core mandate of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services remains conservation law enforcement. On most days, Fish and Wildlife officers will spend their time solely on their regular duties.
RAPID Response currently covers most areas of rural Alberta policed by the RCMP. The provincial government is also holding a series of meetings with First Nations and Métis leaders to determine their interest and earn their support before expanding RAPID Response to their communities.
- 2021 Membership renewal is now due - Membership is $20/year and payment may be made directly to our autodeposit account at email@example.com, or by cheque in the mail. Please fill in and submit the Membership Renewal form is available here to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Trace™ Pen/Signage Project - Trace™ Pens and basic RCW Member signage is now available to current CFPA Members for free! See details on the Member's Only page. Thanks again to Rocky View County for their funding support for this project.
- Check out the RCMP Crime Map on our Resources page to monitor reported crimes in our CFPA jurisdiction. The map is maintained by the RCMP and shows crime activity over the last month or so.
- Alberta Pedestrian Safety - The RCMP have posted the following message highlighting the importance of pedestrian safety. Please take a moment to read.
- Alberta RCMP launches online crime reporting across the province - a new online crime reporting initiative has been launched that allows Albertans to report select property crimes on-line. The direct link to report a crime online can be found here. We have also added a new "button" above on this web page to provide a direct link to the app on an ongoing basis. Please take the opportunity to check it out. The RCMP's announcement of this online reporting tool including the criteria for reporting is available at this link.
- Cst. Gelinas, our new Rural Crime Watch liaison officer, reminds that vehicle thefts and house break-ins are on the rise in our area. His suggestions to AVOID BEING AN EASY TARGET!
- When leaving your vehicle in your driveway or on the street ensure to lock all the doors - if thieves can't get in your vehicle they can't steal it.
- Don't leave keys or garage door openers in the vehicle - or hanging where they can be easily accessed in the garage or by the back door. These are common areas for thieves to look to gain easy access to your vehicles or home.
- You too can make a difference in preventing rural crime!
- Members Only Page - Click on our new Members's Only & Reporter link to access our new Member's Only materials and Reporter. You will be directed to a log-in portal which, upon entry of your current ID and Password, will open both the "Member Only" materials and the "Reporter" tool.
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