Rural Crime tips
Taking steps to ensure your rural property is safe and secure will help deter criminals. Here are some tips from the Kitscoty RCMP detachment - Be Ready: Rural Property Security brochure.
SAFER COMMUNITIES & NEIGHBORHOODS
The SCAN program (a unit of the Alberta Sheriffs) makes communities safer by using civil legislation to target residential and commercial problem properties in rural and urban Alberta where specified illegal activity is occuring regularly (ie. drug trafficking, prostitution and gang-related crime). More details at www.scan.alberta.ca 1-866-960-SCAN (7226) or read the info brochure here.
ALBERTA RCMP CRIME MAPPING PROJECT
Crime mapping is an innovative tool by which the Alberta RCMP is tackling the few offenders who commit the most crimes. This project allows the RCMP to continue increasing inter-agency communication and sharing criminal intelligence with its partners. It also encourages Albertans to participate in crime prevention strategies, such as reporting suspicious persons or activity in an effort to be the extra set of eyes and ears for police in their communities. Initiatives such as this one go a long way in creating safe and resilient communities for all Albertans.
Please note that the information provided in this map is generated by the Alberta RCMP.
RURAL CRIME WATCH
The Kitscoty and District Rural Crime Watch are the Eyes & Ears of our region. They strive to promote rural crime prevention through communications, programs and fundraising.
Criminal activities such as break and enter, theft, vandalism, trespassing and poaching are serious concerns for rural Albertans. Many of these incidents can be prevented, but in cases where the situation is not effectively avoided, suspects can be apprehended through the cooperative efforts of the community and law enforcement agencies.
The Rural Crime Watch Program is aimed at reducing crime in the rural areas and communities through the active participation of citizens in crime prevention. We all know that it is impossible for the RCMP to be present and visible in the rural areas at all times, therefore it is up to us as members of this community to assume more responsibility for our mutual welfare and protection. This involves residents being alert to potential crime and being willing to work with one another and look out for one another’s interest.
Please get involved! Join our local Crime Watch Association and actively participate, attend our general meetings, as your input is valuable.
MAP of the KITSCOTY & DISTRICT RURAL CRIME WATCH AREA