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Citizens on Patrol in need of more members

Armed with nothing more than a pen and paper, cell phone, flashlight, police scanner, and a couple of cups of coffee, a small number of residents regularly take to the streets of Morinville, keeping their eyes and ears open for what doesn’t look and sound right. They’re Citizens on Patrol (COP), a civilian watch organization that has been operating in Morinville since 1997. Over the past two decades, the volunteer group has been doing their part for community policing in Morinville. […]


SRCWA president looking forward to road ahead

Sitting on a folding chair behind the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) booth at the recent trade show, the watchdog organization’s new president Bonny Swart-Attwood is an approachable and witty head to the organization dedicated to being extra eyes and ears for the Morinville RCMP Detachment. […]

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Community group continues its long tradition of helping police

A car rolls up; a man gets out. He heads towards a car that’s not his own, there to see if the owner left it unlocked. The door holds tight, the man has no pry bar to break it open. But then again, he doesn’t need one because he’s not there to rob the vehicle, only to let the owner know the importance of keeping vehicles locked and valuables safe.