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