Grande Prairie Crime Watch Association. — 1980-2002. — 1.5 cm of textual records.
The Grande Prairie Rural Crime Watch Association is part of the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch which was formed as a joint co-operative meovement between volunteers in various communities, the Attorney-General’s office, the Alberta Farmers’ Advocate’s office and the RCMP. It strives to promote rural crime prevention through communication, programs, and fund raising. In the Grande Prairie area there are six zones: 1. Sexsmith, 2. Teepee Creek, 3.Wembley, 4. Bezanson, 5. Grovedale, and 6. DeBolt. When a member wants to send an alert, he phones the director for his area and the director sends out a recorded message to members of one or more zones. Members initially paid $5.00 a year for the service. A more detailed listing of activities is included in the file.
These records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Gordon Mackey in 2010.
Scope and Content
The fonds of the Grande Prairie Crime Watch Association consists of membership lists from 1980-2002, attendance records for meetings 1997-2002, a record of receipts in 1998, and a description of the activities of the association written by Gordon Mackey, member and past president of the association.