MV County - Crime Prevention Student Project

Mountain View County council recently heard a possible solution to further the crime prevention initiative established in 2018.

Mountain View County's Manager of Legislative, Community and Agricultural Services says a grant issued by the County in 2018 to the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association funded a mobile crime reporting app project.

Christopher Atchison says it was called "All Crime Low" and it was created by a student group from Mount Royal University.

According to Mateya Selders, the app is a prototype aimed at deterring crime and generating social cohesion within rural communities.

She explains how it could work with police.

Selders says funding will still be a hurdle to get the app launched.

Meg Kennedy adds they were also able to make their presentation at the ACCPA conference in Canmore back in May.

Both of them are going into their 4th year of the Criminal Justice program at Mount Royal University. They made their presentation to Mountain View County council at the Wednesday, July 3rd meeting.

Atchison notes that although the student group's project focused on Water Valley, it has certainly been a council directive to incorporate any feedback County-wide.

He adds, any app they develop would also be a County-wide one and not just rural community specific.

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