Rural Crime Watch
Rural Crime Watch (RCW) is a community driven, community led, police supported crime prevention and reduction collaborative program. The Rural Crime Watch program in Saskatchewan is a partnership between the Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association (includes local RCW boards where they exist), the RCMP, and its authorized Protection and Response Team (PRT). The RCMP’s PRT partners include Saskatchewan Conservation Officer Services and Saskatchewan Highway Patrol. RCW members are volunteers who serve as the ‘Eyes and Ears’ of their communities and contact the police to report suspicious persons / vehicles.
Rural Crime Watch Resources:
- Rural Crime Watch Pamphlet
- Citizens on Patrol Pamphlet
- Rural Crime Watch Presentation
- Rural Crime Watch Signage
Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network
The RCMP, Saskatchewan Government, SARM, SUMA and the FSIN came together to support the development of the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network. It is a mass notification system that allows users to get information about criminal activity in their area directly from the RCMP. RCMP detachment commanders will use the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network to send text messages, emails or phone calls to residents. People can sign up and choose how they would like to get these advisories. Visit www.saskcrimewatch.ca to sign up.
Community Safety Officer Program
Saskatchewan’s community safety officer program is an option for municipalities looking for bylaw enforcment and low-risk policng needs which frees up police time to deal with more serious crimes.
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers is a community based program which encourages public participation through anonymity and which effectively and efficiently combines the efforts of the public, media, and police to solve crime and make our communities crime free environments. A non-profit organization funded by contributions from urban and rural municipalities, individuals, small businesses, major corporations, and community service clubs, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to tips that assist in solving a crime. Visit www.saskcrimestoppers.com to submit a tip or to donate.