Bragg Creek/Redwood Meadows Springbank/Elbow Valley

Cochrane Foothills Protective Association Update – May 2021

Cochrane Foothills Protective Association (CFPA) is the Rural Crime Watch Association for the Cochrane and west Airdrie RCMP Detachment jurisdictions, including the Bragg Creek and Springbank areas of Rocky View County.

CFPA Online Workshop – May 12, 2021 – Save the date!

CFPA will be holding an online Zoom Workshop on Wed May 12, 2021 at 7pm.

The intent of the workshop is to afford some connection to our members and the public at large as to information relating to policing and community protection from rural crime.

Active CFPA members will receive a link to the meeting through our email distribution. Interested public can request a link by emailing CFPA at

RAPID Response Program Initiated

On April 1st, 140 Fish and Wildlife officers across Alberta become part of a new RAPID Response initiative to combat rural crime and protect Albertans. Under RAPID Response, Alberta’s Fish and Wildlife Officers are now available to help Alberta’s RCMP answer emergency and high-priority calls when requested. This means Fish and Wildlife officers are now able to respond to requests from the RCMP to be first at the scene of an emergency in cases where they are closer than the police. Fish and Wildlife officers will also respond to RCMP requests for backup, which could involve helping the police locate suspects or preserve a crime scene.

RAPID Response is a new function for Fish and Wildlife officers. The core mandate of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services remains conservation law enforcement. Most days, fish and wildlife officers will spend their time solely on their regular duties.

RAPID Response currently covers most areas of rural Alberta policed by the RCMP. The provincial government is also holding a series of meetings with First Nations and Métis leaders to determine their interest and earn their support before expanding RAPID Response to their communities.

TRACETM Pen and Signage Project

A reminder to our members that our offer for a free TRACETM Pen and Rural Crime Watch Signage (while supplies last) is still open. The use of TRACETM Pens can facilitate the efficient recovery and return of stolen property to its owners. For more information, please visit our website – or contact us at


Membership renewals are due for 2021. Membership fees are $20/year. Renewing members, as well as new members, are welcome to participate in our TRACETM Pen and Signage Project. Membership information and application forms are available at Questions can be directed to our email

Statistics show that areas with an organized Rural Crime Watch have a significant reduction in criminal activity. By reporting suspicious activity in your area IMMEDIATELY to the RCMP 403.932.2211 (Cochrane detachment), you are supporting the quality of life in your community. Report all suspicious activity to the police. Help prevent crime and make your community safer.

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