18 May 2016

May 2016 President Feature - Part 2

May 12, 2016
Hi everyone,
I had so much to tell you in my May Feature that I am doing it in two parts.  
Mayor Flynn and his wife attended our meeting and he presented us with a cheque for $2,000.00 on behalf of the Sturgeon County/Protective Services.  We greatly appreciate the donation and we thank them very much for their support.   We continue to be well supported by County Councillors Susan Evans and Patrick Tighe. 

Sturgeon County Protective Services was represented at our meeting by Ken Lauinger. He advised us that they have a new member on staff and that we will have a member attend all meetings. Bill Willocks, a Peace Officer attended our meetings for several years.  Thank you Bill for all the reports and information you provided us.  The following is information regarding office hours and telephone numbers for Protective Services. 
780-939-8418 is the office number – if it is after hours, please listen to the recording carefully as the cell number is provided.  The hours for Protective Services are as follows;
April to the end of October   Monday to Friday   6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturdays   8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November to the end of March   Monday to Friday  6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The new Protective Services Building on Highway 37 and South on RR 252 will have their Grand Opening on Saturday June 11 from 1 – 3 p.m.  Any of our members who would like to attend are more than welcome. 

Cpl. Clint Gulash, a new member to the Morinville Detachment is our liaison officer.  We were pleased to meet him and look forward to working with him.  Cpl. Gulash mentioned that a group such as ours is valuable to the RCMP in that we are the “eyes and ears” of the community. As members we are very aware to observe, document and report any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in our areas.  It is incredibly important that we call in our concerns.  We may think it is insignificant but it may mean the difference between a crime being solved and not.  Due to time constraints and manpower, our concerns may not be acted upon right away but they will be on file and dealt with in a timely manner.   

The month of May brings the beginning of the parades and our first one is on Saturday May 28th in St Albert.  We will receive our parade number and line up location on May 26th and I will forward the information. If anyone is interested in joining us you are welcome to do so. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at president@sturgeonruralcrimewatch.org

See you at the parade,

Francoise Meunier