Last night, Rosetown welcomed special guest, SGT. Mel Zurevinsky with the Saskatoon RCMP Community Policing Department to discuss the rural crime watch program.

"When I began promoting the program in the Spring of 2017 there were only 8 or 9 programs throughout the province, that number has since grown to 160 communities taking part in the program. It's kinda word of mouth and usually happens after SARM or SUMA that there are communities waiting the program and they realize the benefits of it," said SGT. Zurevinsky.

Zurevinsky added, "Rural crime watch is a community lead program supported by the RCMP. It's a set of ears and eyes for us. It's people being vigilant in their area, keeping note of suspicious activity or people that maybe shouldn't be in the community."

SGT. Zurevinsky share one way community members communicate with each other and become more involved in public safety. Zurevinsky said, "I promote Whatsapp for rural crime watches, it's a communication system that is free of charge. You can have as small or as big of a crime watch system as you want in the area." Individuals using the app will be able to send messages to one another and provide information on crime or suspicious activity as it's happening.

Zurevinsky is hoping that Saskatchewan will soon follow suit with Alberta, Manitoba, and B.C, Making the program provincially funded.    

 

 

 

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