Initiative Underway To Draw Attention To Rural Crime

Frustration and fear are only two words to describe how rural homeowners are feeling when it comes to the increasing number of rural crimes in the region. The Director of Raven Crimewatch in Red Deer County is encouraging rural landowners to write a letter to Alberta's Minister of Justice & Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley to get the government's attention on this growing issue.

Rural crime sprees and break & enters are getting out of control, according to one of the Directors of Raven Crimewatch in Red Deer County.
 
Rural homeowner Alison says she and her family have a personal experience, where they were hit 3 years ago - twice in less than 24 hours.
 
 
The rural break & enters are changing the rural property comfort level and her hope is something can be done before an innocent family gets hurt.
 
 
She says break-ins and crime sprees are hitting close to home and people are being hit multiple times.
 
 
Alison encourages everyone to be a voice and share your stories in a letter to get the government's attention for change.
 
 
Alison says they are hoping to get an appointment with the Minister, in the meantime you can email your letters of concern to ministryofjustice@gov.ab.ca and cc a copy to Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre.
 
Her hope is that if rural homeowners can flood government in-boxes, then we will be able to make a difference.
 

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