The City of Red Deer and the RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in developing the community’s new 2024-26 Annual Policing Plan. 

The plan incorporates public feedback and crime data into the outline of the RCMP’s local priorities and areas of focus over two years. 

The RCMP will work in consultation with city council to determine the top policing priorities of the community, before the plan takes effect on April 1. 

“We are asking all community members to share their experiences with us,” says Red Deer RCMP Superintendent Holly Glassford. “While crime statistics and data are the foundation to our policing priorities, it is also incredibly important that we understand what Red Deerians are experiencing so our policing priorities reflect the needs of our community.” 

The last plan outlined three priorities including enhancing police response and visibility, property crime reduction, and increased engagement with community partners.  

“We have had great success with the 2022-24 plan’s policing priorities,” says Glassford. “We’re looking forward to getting the results of this survey, as it will help us understand how our policing initiatives have changed the way Red Deerians are experiencing safety in our community.” 

Community members are asked to share their experiences and concerns about crime and safety online through a public survey until Feb. 9.  

To learn more about the plan, and to take the survey, visit the City of Red Deer’s website here.