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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

  • Annual General Meeting Highlights - The AGM was successfully held on November 21, 2020 via Zoom Webinar. The Special Resolutions to amend our ByLaws and Objectives were unanimously supported by attendees. The amended documents are posted on our Member's Only page under the heading "Bylaws and Objectives", and will come into effect once formally registered with Alberta Registry.

    The following Members were unanimously elected to our Board for the coming year with subsequently assigned roles: Rosemary Lindsay - President; Bob Bleaney - Vice-President and Treasurer; Samanntha Wright - Secretary; Gayle Watson - Membership; and Howard Hawkwood - Director.

    The appointments of Simone Byers and Paul Clark were confirmed as auditors for the 2020 fiscal year.

    Trace™ Pen / Signage Project: - We announced the launch of our Trace™ Pen / Signage project that will make Trace™Pens and basic RCW Member signage available to 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.

  • High River RCMP seek assistance in identifying suspects - On November 2, 2020, between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., four separate incidents of thefts from vehicles and garages occurred in southeast area of High River. Photos and Details Here

  • Airdrie RCMP raise awareness for Family Violence Prevention month - Posted November 2, 2020 - November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Please click here to learn about The City of Airdrie's "Light the Night" event on November 30th.

  • Stolen truckDidsbury RCMP seeking public assistance in locating stolen vehicle - Earlier today, October 16th, a pick-up truck was stolen from the Olds College. The stolen vehicle is currently believed to be in the Carstairs area. The vehicle, pictured right, is described as:
    • 2005 GMC Sierra
    • Silver in colour (may look more tan)
    • Alberta Licence BXV2355
    • Black push bumper on front
    • Square LED headlights
    • Tinted out windows
    • Last seen with a blue 45-gallon barrel in the back of the truck
    If the vehicle is located, the public is asked not approach and to call 911 immediately.

  • 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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