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Posted September 6, 2019
Rural Crime Tour Town Hall - September 30, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm
Medicine Hat Feeding Company, 3381 Gershaw Dr SW, Medicine Hat

Drew Barnes MLA, and Minister Schweitzer will be attending a town Hall meeting on Rural Crime Issues.

Background Information:
We are inviting everyone to attend, including all residents, community associations and business owners. You don't have to be a Rural Crime Watch member to attend and share your concerns about rural crime.

Tour Information:

  • The Alberta Government is kicking off a Rural Crime Tour with Highwood MLA RJ Sigurdson at the helm.
  • As co-chair of the rural crime committee, Sigurdson is working with Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, to address the issue of rural crime within the province.
  • The tour will involve town hall sessions, where the community can express their concerns regarding rural crime.
  • Please help us prepare by completing this questionnaire. Copy and scan your questionnaire to or fax it to (780) 422-6621. You can also bring it with you to the event on Sept 30th.

"That's the only way we can address these issues, is if we listen and we're actually willing to have those conversations with people so we can tell them 'this is what we can do for you, this is what we're planning, and how can we make this better,'" said Schweitzer. "That's the only way that we can do our jobs effectively."

Please come to our Annual General Meeting and help us make a difference in our community. Posted August 8, 2019 - Our AGM is tentatively booked for October 17th in Seven Persons.

Please check back closer to the date for the agenda, list of speakers, and election information.

Posted February 7, 2019 - A new rural crime prevention project will help police keep track of areas most frequently targeted by thieves and give repeat victims additional tools to increase their chances of recovering stolen property, Alberta RCMP and Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley announced February 5th. Read article here

In May 2018, we took part in a Rural Crime Survey being taken by the Organization for the Prevention of Violence Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta. Partnered with the Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, and the City of Edmonton, they were looking at all forms of violent extremism. Background Information

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 aims to increase watch network

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

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

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. To report suspected poaching, call the toll free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. The line can also be used for emergencies involving wildlife. The Alberta Missing Report strives to get the word out about missing people with professionalism and haste. Canada Police Report is a database of official media releases made public by police departments across Canada.

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Our 2019 Poster Contest for students in Cypress and Forty Mile Counties will be announced at the AGM in October. Thanks to all the entrants!

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