Wood Buf­falo RCMP launch new on­line map to help pre­vent crime in the re­gion

Fort McMurray Today - - LOCAL NEWS - LAURA BEAMISH lbeamish@post­media.com

Wood Buf­falo RCMP is launch­ing a new way to pro­vide res­i­dents with up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on in­ci­dents in the re­gion.

The on­line crime map will fo­cus five key ar­eas: Break and en­ters, stolen ve­hi­cles, mis­chief, theft from mo­tor ve­hi­cles and miss­ing per­sons.

The new tool al­lows res­i­dents to see where per­sonal and prop­erty crimes have oc­curred over a two-week pe­riod.

“Neigh­bour­hood crime isn’t just about num­bers; it’s about know­ing where crime is hap­pen­ing in our re­gion,” says Su­per­in­ten­dent Lorna Dicks in a state­ment. “This new tool gives res­i­dents an op­por­tu­nity to be an ex­tra set of eyes and ears in the com­mu­ni­ties we serve.”

The RCMP says the map is an­other tool for pre­vent­ing crime in the re­gion.

Of­fi­cers re­mind res­i­dents to al­ways lock their ve­hi­cles, re­move valu­able items from vis­i­ble places, take pho­tos of your per­sonal prop­erty and es­pe­cially se­rial num­bers, and to join com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tions in­clud­ing the Cit­i­zens on Pa­trol and Ru­ral Crime Watch.

The RCMP Crime Map can be found at www.wood­buf­falor­cmp.ca.

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