Terwillegar park named in honour of fallen Const. Daniel Woodall
Global Edmonton News October 8, 2015
The city is naming a park in South Terwillegar in honour of Const. Daniel Woodall, who was shot and killed while on duty last June.
Constable Dan Woodall Park, at 7304 South Terwillegar Dr., is still being developed, but will contain a soccer field, baseball diamond and playground, the city said in a Thursday news release.
His widow, Claire Woodall, said their two sons, Gabe and Callen, will play at the park often.
“I am so honoured that the city has not only decided to permanently honour my husband, but to do so by building a park. Somewhere where his children, and all children can play. The fact that it will be local for my children is also great. It shows the thought that was put into this. I know they will play there often. We can’t wait for the finished results!”
50th CAT deployment demonstrates success of community crime prevention initiative
Edmonton Police Service September 30, 2015
The highly mobile Edmonton Police Service Community Action Team (CAT) is rolling past its 50th deployment milestone and into west-end neighbourhoods this week in its continued efforts to reduce crime and disorder in the city.
“The longevity of the CAT initiative not only demonstrates its effectiveness in fighting crime, but our continued commitment to fighting crime in all city communities,” says EPS Deputy Chief Tony Harder. “As calls for service increase, CAT deployments become force multipliers that help ramp up our crime management strategies. We’re able to be less reactive and more proactive, putting police officers and resources where the crimes and offenders are, as well as addressing specific community concerns.”
Canadian Police Canine Association Trials Results
Edmonton Police Service September 29, 2015
The Canine Unit brought home top honours from the Canadian Police Canine Association (CPCA) Trials earlier this month.
Const. Murray Burke and PSD Maverick won the competition with the following rankings:
1st place Overall
1st place Obedience
1st place Criminal Apprehension
4th place Detection
Const. Burke and Maverick have been with the EPS Canine Unit for five years.
PSD Maverick drooling over his latest accomplishments!
“Car Curfew” Program designed to draw police officers attention
Edmonton Police Service September 15, 2015
Theft of auto is one of the most pervasive crimes in Edmonton. To address this growing problem the Edmonton Police Service has initiated the “Car Curfew” Program. The “Car Curfew Program” is a free, voluntary program which aims to prevent vehicle theft and aid patrol members in readily identifying a potentially stolen vehicle.
Registered owners may pick up “Car Curfew” program decals at their local police station and place them on the rear windshield of their vehicle. If a police officer witnesses the vehicle in operation between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., they may stop the vehicle and verify that the vehicle is being operated with the consent of the owner.
MS Bike Tour
Community Police Radio Network April 2015
The Community Police Radio Network provides SAG (support and gear) personnel and vehicles for the Leduc to Camrose MS Bike Tour. During the tour, we ensure rider safety on the road. When 2,000 cyclists take to the road June 13th and 14th, CPRN provides a safe way to shuttle broken bikes and tired riders between checkpoints.
If you're interesting in working with CPRN during the MS bike tour, send an email to CPRNEdmonton@gmail.com. SUBJECT LINE: MS Bike Tour
Southeast officers warm up the neighbourbood with community barbecue
Edmonton Police Service February 26, 2015
Southeast Division officers are inviting all citizens to join them to warm up by the barbecue this week in Bonnie Doon.
“Keeping our neighbourhoods safe is a community effort,” says Acting Staff Sgt. Ben Fox with Southeast Division. “This week, the Edmonton Police Service will be working with several community partners to reduce crime and violence with the Community Action Team (CAT) deployment.”
The Community Action Team (CAT) is part of the ongoing EPS Violence Reduction Strategy. It is a unified, focused, policing concept, with an organized mobile police unit created for maximum contact, enforcement and education. The CAT deployments are highly visible and have been successful in addressing a wide range of criminal and social issues.
Policing & Investigation Studies bursary program
Grant Macewan University
Community Police Radio Network February 2015
I would like to announce that CPRN has recently donated educational bursaries to MacEwan University – Police & Investigations - Police Studies on behalf of the Community Police Radio Network in Edmonton:
The bursaries are:
1) $1500 – First year student – Police Studies Program
2) $1500 – Second year student – Police Studies Program
3) $1500 – First or Second year student – Investigations Program
The Bursaries will be provided for study for the year 2014/2015.