High demand prompts RCMP to expand Saskatchewan crime watch advisory network

Less than two months into a pilot project, Saskatchewan RCMP have announced it will be expanding its Crime Watch Advisory Network. The project first came online near the beginning of March this year and was offered only in the southern part of the province.

Due to a lot of interest across the entire province, the RCMP expanded the network to cover central and northern Saskatchewan, as well.

“People are the eyes and ears of a community,” Battlefords MLA Herb Cox says on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “Every new person who signs up for the program boosts the reach of the network, allowing the RCMP to more effectively communicate with rural residents about crime in their area.”

The network allows the RCMP detachment commanders to send text messages, emails or phone calls to residents with information about criminal activity in their area. Residents can also contact the police through text messages, emails or phone calls with tips related to the advisory.

“SARM is encouraged by the expansion of the Crime Watch Advisory Network,” says Ray Orb, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) president. “Crime prevention is key in ensuring our rural communities are a safe place to call home, and it takes all of us working together to do that.” in a news release.

To sign up and be part of the network, click here.

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