Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Expands to Central & Northern SK

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2019)

After an initial roll out in Southern Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory is expanding to the Central and Northern regions of the province.

The system has seen successes in the south with notices ranging from warnings of suspicious vehicles in yards to capture of a pair of ATV thieves. Local crime watch groups have adopted the network as an additional tool to alert residents in a detachment area by calling in suspicious activity to the RCMP, who can then broadcast an alert to registered users.

The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network is a tool that enables the RCMP, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and Saskatchewan Conservation Officers, to send alerts to Saskatchewan residents via text messages, email, an app or even by landline. Alerts can be sent out to everyone signed up in a detachment area in matters of public crime issues or for cases where the public might be able to assist solve or prevent crime.

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing for the Province has established the ‘Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network’. The network is supported by Everbridge Mass Notification Systems, and provides the RCMP, Provincial Response Team partner agencies – Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and Saskatchewan Conservation Officers, with the means to communicate directly with the public on matters of crime prevention.

Announcement Letter from A/Commissioner Mark Fisher, Commanding Officer, Saskatchewan RCMP

On behalf of the RCMP, the Province of Saskatchewan, SUMA, SARM, and FSIN, I am pleased to announce the immediate Provincial expansion of the ‘Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network’ to Central and Northern Saskatchewan!

The initial interest we are seeing from the public has been great, even in the areas that had not yet been included in our initial launch in Southern Saskatchewan. As we continue to learn how to use this new communications tool in our Division, you can expect to receive more advisories from our Detachments on matters of public crime issues or for cases where the public might be able to assist solve or prevent crime. 

We encourage EVERYONE in Saskatchewan to participate with this new initiative; residents, corporations, and organizations. Many of you having been sharing the advisories with others, including our media partners who are also signed up on the system. We encourage this sharing of information!

The more people who receive our messages, the more effective we can be together at keeping Saskatchewan safe. I encourage you to continue sharing the sign-up link with others. We look forward to our continued partnership with you, and the future registrants of this new network!

Anyone can sign up now at www.saskcrimewatch.ca ! Choose the Detachment(s) from which you would like to receive the advisories (by text, email, and/or landline), or sign back in to edit your account and area selections. I thank you for your support. 

Sincerely,

A/Commissioner Mark Fisher
Commanding Officer, Saskatchewan RCMP

Citizens can sign up at www.saskcrimewatch.ca to receive crime watch advisories from their local RCMP Detachments. As situations might be occurring, Detachment Commanders will have the ability to send important advisories by text message, email or phone. Those who sign up or register online will have the ability to choose how they would like to receive these advisories.

The new network is designed to ensure that ALL people of Saskatchewan can play an important part in public safety. If you have information about an advisory, the advisory itself will include information about what to do and or who to contact.

Once you create your account or log in, you will be asked to provide the way you would like to be notified (i.e Text message, Email, Voice calls). Please note, you will be notified through all of the methods you provide. If you do not wish to receive calls through your landline phone do not provide this number. By default, the system will only send messages to a land line phone between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm – Text and email will send 24/7). Once registered you may edit your preferences at any time. 

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