Drumheller & District Rural Crime Watch receives Dinosaur Legacy Grant
While this sign may not strike fear in the hearts of bad intentioned people, it certainly should remind them that we care about our communities. Anyone out to commit an act of theft, vandalism or destruction, better think twice. When they see this sign they better do a double take. Our Crime Watch members are making it their business to be “the eyes and ears of the community”.
The Drumheller and District Rural Crime Watch has undertaken to review their sign locations and place an additional 8 new signs. To help finance the project, they received a grant of $1900 from the Drumheller Chamber of Commerce, Dinosaur Legacy Fund.
The Drumheller and District Rural Crime Watch area covers approximately 2,200 square miles, taking in most of Starland County, a large part of Kneehill County and a little bit of Newell County. Currently there are 13 signs throughout the area with 6 more going up.
On March 6, 2016, the RCMP received a call concerning the damage and destruction of 21 road signs by running over them with a ve- hicle, in the area of the junction of Highways 851 and 576, northeast of Drumheller. Also 15 signs were driven over on Highway 851, and another 6 signs were driven over along Highway 576. This kind of behavior is why Crime Watch is so important and why we need to be on board with Rural Crime Watch in our area.