Public Education Programs
Public Education incorporates a number of programs and events designed to generate awareness across the community on various topics. Public education is offered in a variety of formats to deliver learning opportunities appropriate for various groups and on diverse topics.
Crime Prevention, Enforcement Services and RCMP partner with AMA for an annual event where residents can bring personal documents to get shredded on site in an effort to help end identity theft and fraud. This takes place annually around the second weekend in May. Typically there are between 150 - 200 people that bring their personal documents for shredding and taking a step to protecting their identity.
The Crime Prevention Academy is a series of seven sessions provided on a monthly basis to community members on a number of topics presented by Crime Prevention staff, Enforcement Services officers, RCMP officers and other subject experts. These topics include:
- Personal and family safety
- Vehicle crime and traffic
- Fraud, identity theft and counterfeiting
- Cyber/internet crime
- Home security and CPTED
- Substance misuse and mental illness
Participants who attend all seven sessions are provided with a certificate of attendance.
Who Can Attend?
Any community member over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. Child care is not provided.
The next Crime Prevention Academy started in September 2019 and two sessions have run. There is room for more participants for the remaining sessions.
To register contact Crime Prevention.
A program originating from AHS which encourages safer alcohol consumption by providing safe consumption guidelines. The goal of the program is to educate young adults and to create a culture of moderation and responsible drinking. The Drink Smarts program is highlighted at Grande Prairie Regional College twice per year during their Thriving in the City event at the beginning of the fall and winter semesters.
Crime Prevention invites you to bring your lunch and join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an exciting FREE presentation about important issues affecting our community.
When: 1st Tuesday of each month
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: City on 99
Parking is limited at City on 99th. More parking is available behind Towne Centre Mall.
Watch our Facebook page for the Eventbrite registration link approximately one week before the event. The events are free, however, space is limited so please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend.
|June 4||Human Trafficking|
|July & August||Summer Break|
|September 3||Clearing the Air: Understanding legalized cannabis and its place in our society|
|October 1||Drug Trends in Grande Prairie|
|November 5||Pornography & Youth|
|December 3||Drug Trends in Grande Prairie (2nd presentation)|
Provided to local partners, agencies and community members for free or low cost to allow attendees to get the training required. These include:
- De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations
- Mental Health First Aid
- Workshops on various topics such as ending sexual exploitation and cybercrime