Crime prevention magnet reviewed

A fridge magnet giving phone numbers for various crime prevention agencies is being pondered by a new city committee.

A fridge magnet giving phone numbers for various crime prevention agencies is being pondered by a new city committee.

Chairwoman TerryLee Ropchan of the crime prevention advisory committee suggested the magnet as a quick one-stop source for policing and crime prevention resources.

She showed a draft version, which contained contact information for various organizations like Neighbourhood Watch of which she is a part of. The rest of the committee was encouraged to review the proposal and offer their suggestions in the near future.

“This really answers to who should I call,” said Red Deer city RCMP Supt. Brian Simpson on Tuesday.

Committee members were also asked to give their views on the direction of the newly formed committee and their views on crime prevention.

David Radcliffe recently reviewed the Red Deer Crime Prevention and Policing Strategy completed in December 2004. He said the strategy should be promoted to the community more because it shows what the RCMP will be doing and what they have accomplished already.

Garnet Ward, a former Mountie, said he would like to see more informal interaction between officers and members of the public, including sitting down with residents at coffee shops instead of with each other all the time.

Ropchan supports the city creating block party permits. People get to know their neighbours better through these events, she said.

Just Posted

Nature trail unveiled at RDC

Trail unveiling and tree planting honours Nova Chemicals $2 million donation

Rural municipalities seek more funding to address cannabis legalization

Not enough supports in Municipal Cannabis Transition Program

Culprits smash truck into store in failed attempt to steal ATM

Suspects reversed truck through doors of Eastview IGA early Sunday morning

UPDATED: Flu immunization now available in Red Deer

Free vaccine to Albertans six months and older

WATCH: Blackfalds Fire teaches families about fire safety

An open house was held Saturday in support of Fire Prevention Week

Canada gets into Women’s World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

FRISCO, Texas — Christine Sinclair isn’t concerned about chasing records. She’s set… Continue reading

Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal… Continue reading

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex,… Continue reading

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling… Continue reading

Doctors to debate medical pot as more patients expected to ask for prescriptions

VANCOUVER — Doctors with opposing views on whether medical marijuana should be… Continue reading

Halifax smoking ban begins today; city announces several new smoking areas

Halifax’s sweeping smoking ban begins today, two days before recreational cannabis is… Continue reading

Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

TORONTO — The organization behind Canada’s Heritage Minutes says provincial education systems… Continue reading

Five things about what’s legal and what’s not in Canada’s new pot law

OTTAWA — Canada’s new law legalizing recreational cannabis goes into force on… Continue reading

Most Read