Addressing Catalytic Converter Theft in Alberta

By Carolyn McTighe

Crime Prevention Liaison-K Division

 

Catalytic converter theft is an ongoing concern across Alberta and a problem the RCMP are proactively looking for ways to combat. New crime prevention initiatives like You Etch It. We Catch It, a program created by Leduc RCMP in collaboration with the City of Leduc, are being developed to educate not only vehicle owners, but also vehicle dealerships and service shops on the benefit of ID etching.

Strathcona County RCMP Provide Holiday Safety Tips to Residents

Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind residents that the holiday season is an active time and requires extra vigilance to prevent theft.  It is also a time when busy people let their guard down and become more vulnerable to theft. Crime prevention is especially important during the holiday season. Protecting yourself, vehicle and your home from potential crime is the easiest way to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

Here are some crime prevention tips for the holiday season:

Alberta Citizens on Patrol Annual General Meeting Hosted in Strathcona County

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol Society (SCCOPS) hosted the Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association (ACOPA) annual general meeting (AGM) and training sessions on Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, 2022, in Sherwood Park, Alta. The event occurred at the Strathcona County Community Centre, where 21 groups from across Alberta and four provinces met to participate in an entire weekend of speakers, learning and training.

Strathcona County RCMP Restores the School Resource Officer Program

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP is pleased to announce the return of School Resource Officer Program to the community starting in October 2021.

There will be five School Resource Officers (SRO) that will be working cooperatively with school administration, staff, students, parents, and the community. The SRO’s will help to proactively identify and address school concerns and to build relationships between communities, schools and the police.

Strathcona County RCMP - Back to School Safety Tips

Sherwood Park, Alta. – As the new school year starts, the Strathcona County RCMP, along with our enforcement partners will be involved in educating the public on back to school safety. For children this is an exciting time of year and they may forget basic road safety rules as they walk, bicycle or ride the bus to school. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving through residential areas and to adhere to speed limits in school and playground zones.