City council accepts crime prevention funding request

City council is injecting one-time funding of $19,530 for operations of Red Deer’s one-stop location for crime prevention.

City council is injecting one-time funding of $19,530 for operations of Red Deer’s one-stop location for crime prevention.

On Monday, Red Deer council voted 7-0 in favour of approving the request from the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre. Coun. Buck Buchanon was excused from the vote and Coun. Paul Harris was absent from the meeting.

The nearly one-year-old centre in downtown was established in March 2012 and includes the Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch Association, Central Alberta Crime Stoppers Association and the Central Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association. The three programs came together to collaborate and provide information for the community on crime prevention programs and services.

The funding comes out of the city’s unspent Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Incentive Program.