Local Rural Crime Watch group forms inaugural board

‘We believe Rural Crime Watch can be the eyes and ears for the RCMP in Saskatchewan’ and lead to ‘amazing’ results

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Crime in rural Saskatchewan has been on the rise in recent years so Kindersley-area citizens are starting a Rural Crime Watch association.

About 30 people attended an organizational meeting on Jan. 17 at the Kindersley Masonic Lodge. Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky of the RCMP’s Crime Prevention and Crime Reduction unit attended the meeting to give a presentation about the Rural Crime Watch program.

Zurevinsky, who has done his presentation for members of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), was also in Kindersley for an information meeting in November. He gave a condensed version of his presentation at last week’s meeting. Staff Sgt. Ray Blais of the Kindersley RCMP was also in attendance.

Lorne Pincemin, a councillor for the RM of Kindersley, chaired the organizational meeting. He thanked people for coming out to the first official meeting of the Kindersley and District Rural Crime Watch Association.

Gordon Dunn, a farmer in the Rural Municipality of Kindersley, marks his farm on a map before the first meeting of the Kindersley and District Rural Crime Watch Association on Jan. 18 at the Masonic Lodge.

When people first entered the Masonic Lodge, they were asked to put their names on a sign-in sheet and to mark the location of their farms or acreages on a map of the RM of Kindersley. Pincemin said after people heard from Zurevinsky, a formal meeting would be held to start setting up an association.

For more on this story, please see the Jan. 24 print edition of The Clarion.

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