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.
- January 2021 Bulletin from the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association is now available.
- 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
- UPDATE: The Rural Crime Watch Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for November 26, 2020 at Seven Persons Hall, has been postponed until further notice due to the AHS recommended enhanced covid measures. Details 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.
UPDATE NOV 22, 2020: The Rural Crime Watch Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for November 26, 2020 at Seven Persons Hall, has been postponed until further notice due to the AHS recommended enhanced covid measures. Presentations from local RCMP members and Cpl. Lindsey Anderson from the Southern Alberta Livestock Investigation Section are our anticipated guests. We will be holding elections for board members in Cypress County.
All Cypress and Forty Mile County residents are welcome, please join us to find out more about the Rural Crime Watch program and rural crime prevention.
When we announce a new date, please know that precautions for Covid will be followed. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick. We ask that you provide your own mask if you wish to wear one. Seating will be distanced, although those who travel together may sit together.
South East Alberta Rural Crime Watch is an all-volunteer, community-based service organization working in partnership with the Redcliff & Bow Island RCMP. Our focus is on a safer rural community. Our goal is to increase and strengthen crime prevention activities in Cypress & Forty Mile County's and their hamlets through broad citizen participation. Together, our members are additional eyes and ears in the county and report suspicious activity to the RCMP.