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Family Crime Prevention Trade Show 2017
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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.

Click here to learn about the new Crime Watch App. Family Crime Prevention Trade Show - POSTPONED!
Due to the Virus and health concerns, we are postponing the Family Crime Prevention Trade Show. Check back for a new date.

Other Upcoming Events
Covid-19 has forced cancellations of several events. As soon as we hear of any that are confirmed, we will post them here. Please check back.

Olds Rural Crime Watch Meeting Minutes
To see Minutes prior to what is posted here, please contact Jason at 403-586-4008.

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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. Latest Update: November 2019

Other News

Theft of Catalytic Converters, Edmonton Journal, October 16, 2019
Apathy on Rural Crime 'outrageous', Red Deer Advocate May 24, 2019
Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence Evidence, March 18, 2019
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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