RAVE Opt-In for Community Watch Advisories from Alberta RCMP
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 associations 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.
Once the account has been setup, the user has access to several functions within their account.
The tabs are found at the top of the RAVE user account when signed in.
This is where users can make edits to their profile; add people/household members, or home addresses. Adding people or the home address is not necessary but is up to the user preference.
This tab allows the user to see which detachments they are opt-in to. It also allows the user to make edits to who they receive alerts from and how they are received.
Account Settings Tab
The account settings tab is where users edit their phone number, email address, and name. It is also where the user would go if they wish to deactivate their account.
Will my account deactivate on its own?
No. The only way a user can lose access Citizen Watch Advisories is if they delete their account on their end.
How do I delete my account if I am no longer interested in receiving Alerts?
Log onto your RAVE account through the link. Click on Account Settings. Then Click on Remove Account. Confirm your password, then click unsubscribe.
Where can I find technical support if I am having trouble logging in, receiving Alerts, or deleting my account?
RAVE offers technical support via phone (toll-free) 1-888-605-7164, or by email. You will need to identify that you are a volunteer with the Alberta RCMP and use the OPT-IN feature to receive Citizen Watch Advisories.
What if I am concerned about the privacy of my information shared with RAVE?