Rural Crime Watch provides resources and works with local RCMP, Fish and Wildlife officers, and other enforcement agencies to identify suspicious activity or unlawful activities, and to report these occurrences to the appropriate officers for enforcement.
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Membership

Membership is open to all farmers and ranchers and other individuals or oil companies (rural or municipal residents) in the Olds Didsbury Sundre region.Membership in Olds Rural Crime Watch is open to all individuals (rural or urban residents) and businesses who believe in the goals and objectives of the organization and wish to be a part of this WINNING TEAM!

We encourage memberships from municipal businesses or individuals to strengthen our network to discourage crime and assist the authorities to quickly apprehend individuals involved in criminal activities.

Individual and Business memberships are $25 and are renewable every 5 years. Corporate memberships are $300. All memberships purchased now are valid till December 31, 2020. Please renew early and help us reduce costs. If you have been a member in the past you know how valuable this group is to the community.

Membership forms can be downloaded here, or by calling Judy Schlichenmayer at 403-556-8846.

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Our Corporate Sponsors include:

We also receive financial support from Mountain View County & Red Deer County who believe in our association and what we are doing for crime prevention.

With a new membership, you will receive: Gate sign, fence post sign, decals and membership card.

PLEASE REMEMBER - Members are NOT obligated to do patrols. We ask only that you become aware of your neighbours, be sensitive to things that look out of the ordinary and report them. DO NOT try to apprehend or confront anyone!

Role of the Members

  • Report all unusual or suspicious vehicles or occurrences immediately to the RCMP
        403-335-3381, 403-556-3323 or for emergencies: 911.
  • Respond to RCMP fan-out messages.
  • Make an inventory of your property and mark all your valuables with your Driver's License Number (including AB for Alberta).
  • Mount your Rural Crime Watch signs as soon as you receive them.
  • Attend any information meetings held in your area and take an active part in your community.

Membership Benefits - Why Join RCW?

  • System has been updated to provide current reports and communication with various options of connections, i.e. phone, email, fax, all or one of, or two of.
  • Signage - discourages intruders. The bad guys know what the yellow signs mean AND MOVE ON TO EASIER PICKING
  • Encourages becoming aware of suspicious activities by getting to know your neighbour.
  • The eyes and ears of a safe community
  • Membership ready to assemble if/when patrolling becomes necessary
  • Province-wide, 25,000 members can mobilize a strong lobby to promote safer communities
  • Communication system a great way to send info across the County in a hurry.
  • Be included in our Crime Watch Fanouts!

Statistics show that areas where there is an organized crime watch tend to have a significant reduction in criminal activity. By reporting suspicious activity in your area immediately to the RCMP at 403-335-3382, 403-556-3323 or 911, you become a citizen concerned about the quality of life in our community. We become the extra eyes and ears, and report suspicious activity to the police. Rural Crime Watch is a part of the Community Based Policing program, and has already been proven successful. A co-operative effort helps make our community safer for everyone. R.C.W. members commit themselves to helping to watch out for each other's property when they are away, and reporting suspicious activity to the police. This program helps prevent crime while still respecting privacy.

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