There is now a way for residents to know what’s going on in their neighbourhoods. Grande Prairie’s new interactive crime map was recently released by the RCMP. Constable Melanie McIntosh says the goal of the map is to keep people informed.
“The crime map enables Albertans to access current and verified information regarding criminal incidents in their neighbourhood. The RCMP is hoping citizens will use the map to develop sound crime prevention habits for their family and their communities.”
The map which can be found here, allows users to see what types of crimes have gone on in the area for the last 14 days. People can view information on missing persons, stolen vehicle and high crime areas. McIntosh hopes the map will get people to report what they see which will help officers in the long run.
“We’re hoping that the map will encourage citizens to report suspicious activity to the police which will strengthen our intelligence gathering capability and help us to make arrests.”
McIntosh wants to remind people that if they do see anything, they can call the Grande Prairie detachment’s non-emergency line at 780-830-5701 or 911 if it’s an emergency.