To develop community partnership, Parkland County Enforcement Services has developed a Community Patrol officer position responsible for patrolling and providing a presence and deterrent to criminal activity within Parkland County. This position works closely with Police and the community to develop positive relationships with the community. The intent is to reassure residents and provide a high profile presence to deter criminal activity and provide security to residents in rural areas.
This crime data is a combination of reported crimes to the RCMP and Parkland County Enforcement Services for Parkland County. Reported crimes are not arrests, but rather crime offenses.
• From mid Jan to mid Feb 63 targeted subdivisions were patrolled by a uniformed officer.
• In Parkland County 21 criminal complaints were reported in this time period to RCMP in relation to property crime, vandalism and stolen property. Parkland County Enforcement Services made a high visibility presence at these locations in order to reassure residents and deter further crime.
• 212 traffic patrols were conducted during these months.
• 131 targeted park patrols made throughout Prospectors point, Chickakoo Lake, Muir Lake.
• These time frames have seen an increase in reported crime within Parkland County.
• During random patrols conducted in parks one individual known to police has been charged criminally and banned from all county parks for period of one year.
Tips to remember:
As it gets colder and darker outside, we tend to think less of safety and more of how to simply stay warm. Now is not the time to let your guard down — here are some tips to help keep you safe during the cold weather.
Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended. It takes only a few seconds for a thief to steal an unlocked, running vehicle.
Do not park on the street when a big snow is forecast to allow the street crews room to remove snow.
Avoid taking large boxes out to the curb. Cut the boxes up and turn the labels inside out so no one knows what was in the box. Leaving a large flat screen TV, Wii, computer, or laptop box on the curb tells everyone who drives by what there is to steal in your home.
If you are traveling:
Call the local Police Department for a house watch on your residence. Cancel paper, mail and any other regular deliveries to the home.
Set timers on lights, radios, or TVs to give the appearance someone is home and moving around the residence.
Ask a trusted friend or neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
Ask a neighbor to make tire tracks in the driveway when it snows to give the appearance someone is home.
Do not post your travel plans on social networking sites like Face book, MySpace, or Twitter. You want only people you trust knowing when your home will not be occupied.