Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Lots of sessions happening in Rimbey

A number of presentations will be held in Rimbey next week to provide information and clarity to the public regarding crime.

On Tue., May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Canalta Hotel in Rimbey a presentation called Cyberworld: What Happens When Youth Press Send will be held from 7 to 9 pm.

This presentation contains explicit material and is recommended for an adult audience.

A parent and caregivers guide to internet safety for themselves and their children, this program explores popular apps and games that youth are playing online. During the discussion, the importance of privacy settings and turning off location settings are discussed.

The presentation will also provide parents with helpful resources to begin conversations with children and youth.

On Wednesday the public will have a chance to learn about the importance of shredding and properly disposing of documents that are no longer needed.

Come and enjoy a coffee with a RCMP officer.

Bonnie McIntyre from the Canada Revenue Agency will be on site to answer any questions and provide some valuable information on fraud.

Operation Shred it will be held at the Rimbey RCMP detachment parking lot and the public is welcome to bring any documents that they would like to have shredded.

Also on Wednesday a town hall community conversation will be held at the Peer Lougheed Community Center with Rimbey Victim Services, Rimbey RCMP, Rimbey COP, Rural Crime Watch, Gull Lake COP and Lacombe County Peace Officer in attendance.

There will be short presentations given by CPTED (Crime prevention Through Environmental Design), Rural Crime Watch, Citizens on Patrol and Rimbey RCMP.

A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

on Thu., May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Best Western in Rimbey a dynamic session, called Be Safe, Not Sorry, will be held.

In this presentation, Debra deWaal, a former Calgary Police Officer, will share her experiences in an informative, high energy and humour way.

Learn what types of crime are occurring in our society and how to safely prevent and manage any potentially dangerous situation.

The session is designed to help provide those in attendance with the mental and physical tools to be in control of any verbal or physical conflict.

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