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RAVE Opt-in for community watch advisories from RCMP

The following Media Release is being shared on behalf of Staff Sergeant Jeff Sehn:

Westlock, Alta. –  Westlock RCMP encourages residents to sign up for the RAVE Mobile Safety mass notification system as an additional tool to be used in crime prevention and community safety. RAVE alerts provide Albertans with real-time, trusted information around public safety and crime prevention.

Users register online and then select the region or regions they wish to receive alerts for, as well as the type of information they want to receive, including: traffic advisory notifications; crime watch notifications; crime prevention tips; requests for public assistance; and general public safety messaging. They can then decide how they would like to receive alerts, whether it be via phone call, SMS text message, or email.

RAVE enables community members to assist police and be a useful resource to their local detachment and their respective community. By staying informed about public safety, residents and the police can work together to reduce crime and improve the safety of their communities.

What is RAVE?

RAVE is a web based communication platform that RCMP officers are mandated to fan out real time alerts to community members in Alberta. Alerts are operational and educational in nature. They might look like BOLOs (Be On the Look Out), Crime Prevention, Victim Services, and District reports. Alerts are sent via email, text message or phone call – preference is on the account user.

What are the benefits?

This communication can strengthen partnerships between volunteers associations and police. Community members can assist police and be a useful resource to their local detachment and their respective community. RAVE will also be a useful educational tool for Crime Prevention and Victim Services information. Information is trusted and received in real time.

For more information, or to sign up, please visit ruralcrimewatch.ab.ca/l/rave.

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