25 December 2018

                                 A Very Merry Christmas to You All...

So, here we are near the end of 2018 and Christmas Day, as l am sitting here writing to you about what we have accomplished this year, WOW, we were busy but had fun and connecting with all of you. The Events, Parades, Seminars, Workshops, Meetings, we have been attending to educate, get the word out, and if you seen the video, criminals have NO boundaries on where they hit. 

I would like to say Thank you to our New partner McDonald's, l had a meeting with the Communications Relations Rep and we had a great meet, so thank you Christine. My board have been working hard as well to connect with there members, to educate, network, communicate on any issues, concerns which we discuss and try to resolve them. If also put it out there if you need any signs replaced, we have lots of the Post signs and square ones to put in your window or else where.

For our Fan-outs, my Vice President and myself sat down with the Sgt in Morinville, to discuss a communication problem, as our members were concerned and asked why they were not receiving any posts, so we fixed that issue. We now have a New Liaison, CST. Carter Boytinck, l have met him and he is very in tune with what is happening with property crime. So the  Invitation is always open for everyone join us at the meetings, which are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Morinville Provincial Building, we would love to hear and share your concerns, issues or just like to see what it is all about. We had Jennifer Kee from the "K" Division RCMP at our last meeting,  she brought us a Presentation on the Crime Reduction Strategy, the mission that the RCMP have been facing and tackling since the 1st Town Hall Meeting in Sturgeon County ( River stone, Pinnacle Ridge). From January 2017 to October 2018 she showed the percentage of major crimes in Sturgeon County  in that year,  Serious Crimes=   488 occurrences =19%   Property Crime=  2130 occurrences = 81% , this is just a small part of the presentation, she also discussed on the New crime mapping, is a great innovative tool, which we have on our website now and l hope you had a chance to check it out. I have recently became a board member with the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association, here l will be able to bring more information, skills, tools to apply with my board, and be able to connect with other groups and help them build on this skill and knowledge, together we can be that strong deterrent towards crime and have that safe community again.

I have your back and l will do everything l can to get you the information, answers and the tools in how to prevent the property theft's vehicle break ins. Show the strength that we had enough and be that COMMUNITY where people will feel safe and would come to live. So together for a safer tomorrow, inspiring voices for changes in community safety, we can do this!!!!
I have said every time please REPORT IT, the RCMP need us to help and with the extra ears and eyes out there, we can show how STRONG we are as Crime Prevention IS Everyone Responsibility!!!!

So let me say have A Very Merry Christmas and A Safe New Year to all of my board members, and my members, l hope to see you at our meetings if you can and lets talk. Thank you all for what you do volunteering your time, l really appreciate it, l look forward on what 2019 is going to bring, this will be exciting and fun....

Bonny Swart-Attwood