Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of Charity Scam

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP have been advised of a current scam that has been taking place inside businesses, particularly grocery stores in Sherwood Park. Individuals are approaching customers and showing them a piece of paper indicating they are hearing impaired and asking for donations. The individuals are not able to provide any organization or charity documentation.

Strathcona County RCMP Warns Residents About the Grandparent’s Scam

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP warns the public about the grandparent’s scam that has been circulating in the area.

Grandparent scams are common scams that target seniors and usually involve a phone call from someone who pretends to be a grandchild a lawyer calling on their behalf. If you get a call like this, be prepared: the scammer may already know your grandchild’s name and what your grandchild calls you (for example, a nickname like Nona or Grampy).

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of Loan and Grant Scams

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP want to warn residents of scams involving grants and loans. This many include funding and financial support for entrepreneurs and business owners and also grants for senior citizens or individuals seeking disability grants. This may show up in the form of an ad or you may be contacted through social media.

Addressing Catalytic Converter Theft in Alberta

By Carolyn McTighe

Crime Prevention Liaison-K Division


Catalytic converter theft is an ongoing concern across Alberta and a problem the RCMP are proactively looking for ways to combat. New crime prevention initiatives like You Etch It. We Catch It, a program created by Leduc RCMP in collaboration with the City of Leduc, are being developed to educate not only vehicle owners, but also vehicle dealerships and service shops on the benefit of ID etching.

Strathcona County RCMP Provide Holiday Safety Tips to Residents

Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind residents that the holiday season is an active time and requires extra vigilance to prevent theft.  It is also a time when busy people let their guard down and become more vulnerable to theft. Crime prevention is especially important during the holiday season. Protecting yourself, vehicle and your home from potential crime is the easiest way to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

Here are some crime prevention tips for the holiday season:

Alberta Citizens on Patrol Annual General Meeting Hosted in Strathcona County

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol Society (SCCOPS) hosted the Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association (ACOPA) annual general meeting (AGM) and training sessions on Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, 2022, in Sherwood Park, Alta. The event occurred at the Strathcona County Community Centre, where 21 groups from across Alberta and four provinces met to participate in an entire weekend of speakers, learning and training.

Strathcona County RCMP Restores the School Resource Officer Program

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP is pleased to announce the return of School Resource Officer Program to the community starting in October 2021.

There will be five School Resource Officers (SRO) that will be working cooperatively with school administration, staff, students, parents, and the community. The SRO’s will help to proactively identify and address school concerns and to build relationships between communities, schools and the police.