Wood Buffalo RCMP crime reduction update for August

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

Fort McMurray, Alberta: The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to update our residents on an Alberta RCMP initiative called Crime Reduction Strategy. In the past few months the Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) has developed a mandate and supports Alberta RCMP priorities. This includes targeting areas with an increased rate in crime that has been identified by the police and public. At the moment one of the identified areas in Wood Buffalo for extra enforcement is in the downtown core.

The Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit has been very active in the month of August.
• 9 Warrants of Arrest were executed, including repeat offenders.
• 19 Criminal Code of Canada charges were laid including 7 breaches. These breaches include multiple repeat offenders and were in identified areas with higher crime rates. This was accomplished with proactive patrols and compliance checks.
• Numerous compliance checks were completed to ensure court orders are being respected.

The Crime Reduction Unit provides service to the whole municipality. CRU assisted other sections in the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment, including during the search of a missing boy in Gregoire Lake. These police officers are serving the community in a proactive capacity, and are dedicated to crime reduction.

Crime Reduction tip of the month:
• Protect your identity. If any key documents i.e., birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport, credit card are lost or stolen – immediately notify the issuer and the police.

Media Contact:
Constable Mélanie Cappiello-Stébenne
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC
(780) 742-8821