New Interim Commander For Rocky Mountain House RCMP Detachment

Sergeant Jay Penner - the Operations Non Commissioned Officer for the Rocky Mountain House Detachment - will now be the Acting Detachment Commander.

Staff Sergeant Mark Groves - the current Detachment Commander of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP - has been temporarily re-assigned as the new District Advisory Non-Commissioned Officer for the Central Alberta District.
 
Staff Sergeant Groves will now oversee and assist the Detachment Commanders who are responsible for Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, Rimbey, Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House. One of the primary assignments is to work towards implementing a crime reduction plan for the District outside of Red Deer focusing on the rural areas. Detachment Commanders throughout Central Alberta met last week to discuss rural crime and other important matters relating to improving service delivery in Central Alberta.
 
Rural crime statistics have drastically risen in some areas and have been reduced in other areas. By implementing best practices and strategies that have proven successful in other detachment areas on a broader scope, rural crime statistics will be reduced. A well-led, focused crime reduction program will drive crime down in Central Alberta and enable front line RCMP employees to focus on additional operational priorities.
 
Rocky Mountain House RCMP have been successful in significantly reducing rural crime complaints in Clearwater County - including the Leslieville and Caroline areas. This has included a reduction in theft complaints from rural residences and oil field industry sites, as compared to last year's statistics.
 
Rocky Mountain House RCMP have been collaboratively working with community members and groups such as the Clearwater District Rural Crime Watch Association to effectively reduce possession of stolen property and vehicle theft complaints in the last year.

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