Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch has an APP!!
January 28, 2021
Report crime and suspicious activity as they happen. The APP features RCMP online crime reporting, RCMP boundary maps, safety tips, a social services section, and the news bulletin section of our website.
We strive to promote rural crime prevention through communication, programs, and support. Protecting Alberta’s rural communities is a collective responsibility. The Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association provides opportunities and resources for citizens to take action in protecting what’s most important to them. Together with local RCMP detachments, we create a strong awareness and presence of the law and help reduce crime.
Reducing crime is possible. The APP features easy access to RCMP online crime reporting. RCMP are encouraging all Albertans to report eligible crimes (select property crimes under $5,000) because reporting less serious crime online helps emergency call takers and frontline members focus their time on high-priority calls. It is also a very convenient way to add your report and even include photos of your stolen or lost property. More reports have been made in urban areas than rural, and we are urging rural residents to consider making online reports when possible. These reports assist in crime analysis, aids in establishing trends and patterns, and ultimately leads investigators to the chronic offenders. It also assists in making decisions about how and where to deploy resources. Crimes reported online will be taken just as seriously as crime reported in any other way.
Take action and keep your community safe. The APP also has plenty of other important information to help keep you and your community safe. A long list of safety tips on topics including personal safety and security, safeguards at home, vehicle safety tips, telephone scam safety and so much more. A helpful RCMP boundary map so you have easy access to helpful information no matter your location in Alberta. There is also a social services section of the APP that provides links and phone numbers for health services, mental health supports, and much more.
How To download the App. Download the Alberta Crime Watch APP today. Follow the link below, click on the square with an arrow pointing up, then click + add to home screen. The app will then be available on your home screen of your phone