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Upcoming Events & Meetings
    Unless stated otherwise, all ORCW meetings are held at 7:30 pm at the Mountain View County office on the last Wednesday of every other month.
    Unless stated otherwise, all Olds Community Policing meetings are held at 7 pm in the Town of Olds Council Chambers.

We salute our volunteers and say "Thank You!" Here is a list of the many individuals who are doing everything they can to maintain a safe community. Volunteer Appreciation 2017.

Mountain View County and the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) collaborated to invite students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University to participate in a group project competition where they would document, analyze, recommend and present area and neighbourhood-based solutions to community safety challenges in rural areas using the County logistics as an example. The winners will be presenting to Mountain View County Council and the at the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association Conference in May in Canmore.

A student group has developed a questionnaire, for Mountain View County residents, specifically within the Water Valley Area, their message to residents is below. We would appreciate your assistance in participating in the survey and circulating if appropriate.

Dear Resident of Mountain View County:
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are a collaborative undergraduate research group from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University working in coordination with the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association. We would appreciate it if you would take 5-15 minutes from your day and answer a survey regarding your experience with, and perception of crime in your community. Results from this survey will be used in a presentation for Mountain View Council and potentially the RCMP at the 2019 ACCPA conference in Canmore.


Brenna Ortynsky, Shu Liu and Devyn Millette

Rural Crime Watch Meetings
Next Meeting: May 29 - Please check back for time, location, and agenda

2019 Meeting Dates
    May 29; July 31 (POT LUCK); Sept 25; Nov 27

Click here to watch Rural Crime Watch videos.APRCWA Videos Available Now
Olds/Didsbury/Sundre Rural Crime Watch advises each of our members to review a video or two, or all of them (18), so that you are informed on crime prevention techniques to protect your farm and family from becoming a victim. CLICK HERE to see the latest videos today.

Red Deer County's Volunteer Appreciation Night
April 3, 2019 at the Paterson Community Centre, Bowden
RSVP by March 27th. Entertainment by Kyle Key The Magician
Details and Map here

Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit
April 24, 2019 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, 3310 - 50 Ave
Registrations open in December: $40 at

Provincial Rural Crime Watch Casino
July 22 & 23, 2019, Edmonton
If you'd like to volunteer, please download, complete, and submit these forms:

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Other News

Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Initiatives 2018
Letter from RCMP "K" Division to Alberta's RCW Members
Farmers Advocate Office Cautions Landowners about Surface Rights use of "Condition of Leased Area Form"
Alberta Government - Crime Prevention: Common Goals
Alberta Community Crime Prevention Conference Report, May 2018
Conservative MP Wants Committee Study on Rural Crime (March 28, 2018)
Special Report: Presentation to the Alberta Legislature, November 27, 2017
RCMP Integrated Crime Reduction Unit reports successes and name change
Welcome to S/Sgt. Jim MacDonald, new Detachment Commander for the Olds RCMP
Private Member's Motion M-167

Crime Reduction Reports
February 4 - March 4, 2019
January 7 - February 4, 2019

Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch
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Our History
Yvette Brideau, president of the Benalto Rural Crime Watch Society, nails a sign to a fencepost near the hamlet west of Sylvan Lake Alberta.Rural Crime Watch provides resources and reports occurrences of suspicious or unlawful activities to local RCMP, Fish & Wildlife officers, and other law enforcement agencies.

  • The Olds Rural Crime Watch Association incorporated in 1981.
  • Was also known as Range Patrol
  • First President: Garrett Funkhauser
  • First Secretary-Treasurer: Pat James
  • Was started to ward off fuel, livestock, grain and tool thefts from farms and equipment and other criminal activity

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