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About the CFPA (RCW)
The Cochrane Foothills Protective Association is a voluntary, community-operated registered charity that strives to promote crime prevention and aawareness 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 Rockyview County, the eastern part of the Municipal District of Bighorn, and a part of the Kananaskis Improvement District.

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 in their communities and rural areas by facilitating the following:

The CFPA rural crime watch area has recently expanded to include the West Airdrie as well as Cochrane RCMP Detachment areas.

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, Glenblow, Jumping Pound, McLean Creek, Mitford, Morley, Ozada, Radnor, Redwood Meadows, Springbank, Waiparous and Westbrook. The western half of the Airdrie RCMP Detachment covers the areas of: Crossfield, Madden and Nier.

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

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
President Rosemary Lindsay
Vice President Howard Hawkwood
Secretary Samanntha Wright
Membership TBD
Treasurer Bob Bleaney
Cochrane RCMP handles Criminal records check, Police certificate, Vulnerable sector check, Report a crime, General information, Non emergency complaints, and Fingerprints.

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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