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What's New?
We will try to keep you up-to-date with news from around the province, particularly in the Cypress County and County of Forty Mile regions.

  • The Annual General Meeting for the South East Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association takes place on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 7 pm at the Seven Persons Hall. Agenda Here

  • The long-awaited RAVE fanout system has arrived. This is a direct communication link to you, a rural crime watch member, from the local and provincial RCMP. This is their own direct to crime prevention groups fan out system.

    We encourage our members to follow this link to enroll in the RCMP direct Fan-out system, RAVE.

    What is RAVE?
    RAVE is a web-based communication platform that RCMP officers are mandated to fan out real time alerts to community members in Alberta. Alerts are operational and educational in nature. They might look like BOLOs (Be On the Look Out), Crime Prevention, Victim Services, and District reports. Alerts are sent via email, text message or phone call - preference is on the account user.

    What are the Benefits?
    This communication can strengthen partnerships between volunteers, crime prevention organizations and police. Community members can assist police and be a useful resource to their local detachment and their respective community. RAVE will also be a useful educational tool for Crime Prevention and Victim Services information. Information is trusted and received in real time.

  • Winter 2021/2022 Bulletin from the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association is now available.

  • One of our Rural Crime Watch Member signs for your yard.Posted November 17, 2020 - The government has established a working group co-chaired by Grande Prairie MLA Tracy Allard and Airdrie MLA Angela Pitt, to review the financial benefits program and consult on creation of a new victim's assistance model that will be launched in 2021. The APBVSA said one of its largest organizations has seen a funding rollback of 14 per cent, and the government has reduced training grants for volunteers from $5,000 to $7,000 cut to a maximum of $1,000. Rudd said they have not been consulted on any of those cutbacks. "We have a program that's unique in Canada, and the envy of Canada, and it's being placed in jeopardy if the money is removed and being spent on something else."
        CTV News Report Here

  • 2020 has seen an increase in reports to RCMP of suspicious persons/vehicles. This shows that we are doing our part in being the eyes and ears of the RCMP by reporting unusual activity. Statistical information for January to October, 2016 - 2020 can be seen here.

Watch for our Rural Crime Watch Community signs. We are watching out for each other.

Quick Links

Tips, Scams & Frauds
Alberta RCW Bulletin Board

APRCWA Winter 2021/2022 Newsletter (15MB)

If you have information about any crime, and you want to remain anonymous, you can send a tip to Click here.

News Archives
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Letter to MLAs & MPs from Alberta Rural Crime Watch, January 2018 - Rural Crime Watch group sees rise in members

Medicine Hat News - Rural crime deal to increase watch network

Get Your Member Signs "No Trespassing" and "RCW Member" signs are available in plastic or reflective aluminum.

Okotoks RCMP Say New Snapchat Feature Could Create Safety Risks

Alberta RCMP and Alberta Citizens On Patrol Association partnership

Organization for the
Prevention of Violence (OPV)

Province, RCMP launch rural crime prevention initiative

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