Crime Re­duc­tion Ini­tia­tive - War­rant Ap­pre­hen­sion Pro­ject in the Town of Whitecourt

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

RCMP of­fi­cers from five de­tach­ments across the Western Al­berta Dis­trict par­tic­i­pated in a Crime Re­duc­tion Ini­tia­tive in Whitecourt Septem­ber 16 to 18, 2015. The War­rant Ap­pre­hen­sion Pro­ject was un­der­taken at Whitecourt De­tach­ment, with the ob­jec­tive of lo­cat­ing and ar­rest­ing in­di­vid­u­als who were wanted on out­stand­ing war­rants and had un­re­solved mat­ters be­fore the Courts.

The suc­cess­ful three day pro­ject took place in the Town of Whitecourt and sur­round­ing ru­ral ar­eas, re­sult­ing in a to­tal of 41 ar­rests of wanted in­di­vid­u­als and the ex­e­cu­tion of 57 out­stand­ing war­rants for a va­ri­ety of mat­ters, rang­ing from un­paid fines to se­ri­ous Crim­i­nal Code of­fences.

This is one of a nu­mer­ous Crime Re­duc­tion ef­forts by De­tach­ments in Western Al­berta Dis­trict. Back in Novem­ber of 2014, of­fi­cers con­ducted a sim­i­lar pro­ject in the City of Grande Prairie, where 35 peo­ple were ar­rested on 74 out­stand­ing war­rants for ar­rest. Sim­i­lar projects are cur­rently be­ing planned for other RCMP de­tach­ment ar­eas in the Western Al­berta Dis­trict.

While the war­rant ap­pre­hen­sion pro­ject was suc­cess­ful in lo­cat­ing a sub­stan­tial num­ber of wanted in­di­vid­u­als, Whitecourt De­tach­ment of­fi­cers will be con­tin­u­ing to make ef­forts to lo­cate and ar­rest in­di­vid­u­als who re­main wanted on out­stand­ing war­rants. The RCMP en­cour­ages peo­ple who be­lieve them­selves to be the sub­ject of out­stand­ing ar­rest war­rants to turn them­selves in at their lo­cal de­tach­ment, in or­der to deal with any un­re­solved mat­ters.

Should you have in­for­ma­tion on the where­abouts of wanted in­di­vid­ual(s), you can con­tact the Whitecourt RCMP De­tach­ment at 780-779-5900 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You do not have to re­veal your iden­tity to Crime Stop­pers. If you pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to Crime Stop­pers that leads to an ar­rest, you could be el­i­gi­ble for a cash re­ward.

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