Local Rural Crime Watch board formed

The RM of Kindersley is sponsoring the program. The municipality also has crime watch signs for members

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

Crime in rural Saskatchewan has been on the rise in recent years so a group of citizens in the Kindersley area is starting a Rural Crime Watch association.

About 30 people attended an organizational meeting on Jan. 17 at the Kindersley Masonic Lodge. Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky of the RCMP’s Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction unit attended the meeting to give a presentation about the Rural Crime Watch program.

Zurevinsky, who has done his presentation for members of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), was also in Kindersley for an information meeting in November. He gave a condensed version of his presentation at last week’s meeting. Staff Sgt. Ray Blais of the Kindersley RCMP was also in attendance.

Lorne Pincemin, a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Kindersley, chaired the organizational meeting. He thanked people for coming out to the first official meeting of the Kindersley and District Rural Crime Watch Association.

 

When people first entered the Masonic Lodge, they were asked to put their names on a sign-in sheet and to mark the location of their farms or acreages on a map of the RM of Kindersley. Pincemin said after people heard from Zurevinsky, a formal meeting would be held to start setting up an association.

For more on this story, please see the Jan. 26 print edition of The Cross Roads. crime watch

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