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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.

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News Highlights

  • 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.

  • Rocky View awards CFPA with Community Benefit Initiatives Grant for 2020/21 - CFPA recently received grant funding for $5000 from Rocky View County for a one-year period in support of providing residents with increased rural crime prevention awareness, the distribution of Trace Pens and Trace reading technology to RCMP detachments and increased Signage availability. Many thanks to Rocky View County for their support!

  • Rural Crime Watch Poster Winners! - Congratulations to Jade and Gemma Caddel, winners of this year's Alberta Rural Crime Watch poster contest, shown here with RCMP Constable Clayton Gelinas who kindly delivered awards on behalf of CFPA. The girls each received backpacks, award plaques, and $25 cheques for their prize winning poster entries. Well done!

    Rural Crime Watch Poster Winners 2020

  • May 21 Update - Scam Alerts - While we are working to combat COVID-19, thieves and scammers are keeping busy, particularly with phone identity theft. Since it is now possible to transfer a cell phone number to another service, a thief can request to 'port' an identity connection to another phone, and information on the SIM card goes to the new service, including password, links to financial institutions, credit cards and social media. The thief can then access links and identity information ... Continued Here

  • May 21 Update - Suspicious Activities - As we now anticipate moderation of the COVID prevention guidelines, consider that thieves will treat additional traffic to mask their search for easy opportunities. The core crime prevention activity of watching for and reporting suspicious activity is more relevant, especially if done by all rural folks. What is suspicious activity? Most thieves use vehicles. Is the vehicle suspicious and what is suspicious activity? It is an activity reasonably inferred from the observation of the vehicle AND the occupants. For example, an older truck is not itself suspicious. If driven in the middle of the night ... Continued Here

  • April 2020 AGM Postponed - Our AGM has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A future date for the AGM has yet to be finalized, but is targeted for this fall. A Special Resolution vote on the Proposed changes to the ByLaws and Objectives will await the AGM. Drafts of our proposed ByLaws and Society's Objectives are posted on the Member's Only page for your review and feedback to

  • 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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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.
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