Research has shown that crime is significantly reduced where residents are visibly present and are actively involved on their streets and in their neighborhoods. Individuals out randomly walking are more effective than scheduled citizen patrols.
When individuals are aware of their neighborhood, they are better equipped to recognize and respond when something is not “right”.
Crimes of opportunity are on the increase throughout the city; particularly in the early morning from 3 am to 6:30 am. The most common of these crimes is checking if a vehicle is unlocked. Most crime is opportunistic and therefore preventable. By following some straightforward advice, and working together, we can ensure that this type of crime is reduced in our community. Some of the advice may sound obvious and rather simple, but it could make all the difference if you follow it consistently. The following should be done each night to prevent crimes of opportunity:
Safety tips for runners, walkers, and joggers before you go:
While you’re out
Click on the following links for information
EPS Non-Emergency Line: 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.
Also feel free to reach out to Calder's Neighborhood Watch Ambassador Sasha at firstname.lastname@example.org