ROYAL OAK ROCKY RIDGE
Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community Association is a small group of volunteers who meet regularly and work constantly to:
Tackle and fix residents’ concerns, review and adjust development applications, watch out for environmental concerns, year-round operation and maintenance of RRROCA park, run children and community based programs.
We also provide insurance for supported sport and area usage activities, communicate area and city issues to the residents, represent the community to the outside world, communicate with the Ward 1 Councillors, the Member of the Legislature of Alberta, and with the Member of Parliament.
Please note that the City communicates overall area issues directly with the Community Association and does not necessarily recognize residents associations as the “voice” of the people.
message from the calgary police service
Car prowlings in your communities and reporting
A message from Cst Dennis Smithson
I hope the summer is treating you all well.
As all of you are aware your community Facebook pages have been full of residents posting images, video and accounts of their cars being prowled. While I encourage these conversations and sharing of information I am requesting that these same people report these incidents to police. Without home owners coming forward to police to report these incidents then we cannot track or identify the offenders responsible.
I have seen webpages of complaints where residents posting numerous images and expressing frustrations and concerns about the lack of police presence yet these same people are not reporting. It is important for us to track these events as call volume is one of the determining factors to get more officers assigned to our district. Further, it is often offenders that are known to Police that are committing these prowlings and we may be able to arrest and incarcerate them once identified.
Can I ask you all again to please encourage your community members to report these incidents when you see the posts on your community pages. The Calgary Police Service has a number of methods to do so including calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 if there are suspects and/or CCTV as well as online reporting on the CPS webpage if only property was lost and there is no CCTV available.
Further please encourage your community members to adopt the “9pm routine”
- Confirm that wallets, spare keys, valuables, are removed from the vehicle
- Do not leave the garage door opener on the visor or inside the vehicle
- Confirm all doors on the car are locked for the night
- Confirm the overhead garage door is closed
- Confirm your garage doors are locked (both external and any that lead inside)
- Bring bikes and other items into the garage or yard
Car prowling is a city wide issue where offenders are taking advantage of open cars and garages. By adopting this easy 2 minute routine it will decrease the number of incidents in your community.
Thank you for your assistance,
Cst Dennis Smithson
Cst Dennis Smithson 4788
Community Resource Officer
Calgary Police Service