ACCPA Conference 2015 – Save the Date!

Crime Prevention Partners:

The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association is hosting its 2015 Crime Prevention Conference:

  • Dates:   November 4 and 5, 2015
  • Location :  Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
    2120 – 16th Avenue N.E.
    Calgary, AB
  • Theme: Community Mobilization with well-renowned mobilization
  • Keynote Speaker: Jim Diers from Seattle, WA
  • Speakers/Cost: Will be forwarded to you by Mid-June

The goal of this conference is to offer training and workshops on community mobilization and to instill the importance of how bringing the community together can address crime issues.

In conjunction with this conference, ACCPA’s 25th Anniversary celebration and a Crime Prevention Awards dinner will be held. The awards celebration will recognize people who have contributed to making this Province a safer place for all communities.

Also, ACCPA’s new logo, which will reflect its focus and function, will be unveiled at the conference.

Save these dates and please watch for further updates from the ACCPA office!



Lillian Jones

Executive Director


Medicine Hat Events FPM

Here is a list of upcoming events from the Medicine Hat Police Service:

- March 24
Coop Mall – Officers from Medicine Hat Police Service with a member of the BBB will be a the COOP mall to discuss fraud, scams and identity theft issues – 9am-12pm

- March 25
 Medicine Hat Mall – Officers from Medicine Hat Police Service will be a the COOP mall to discuss fraud, scams and identity theft issues- 9am-12pm

- March 28
E-recycling event – Electronic Recycling Association(ERA) will be at REDI Recycling in Medicine Hat from 10am to 2 pm. Individuals wishing to destroy old hard drives, cell phones or other small personal, information sensitive electronics can attend and watch as their items are destroyed on site.


For more details, please contact:

Cst. Camille Darr #343
Community Safety Unit
Medicine Hat Police Service
403-529-7155 cell
403-529-8454 office

Recognizing Inspiring Work that Protects our Communities

A message from  the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

Recognizing Inspiring Work that Protects our Communities

Albertans can nominate a group or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to community safety.

The Alberta Community Justice Awards recognize those who are dedicated to their work in community safety, crime prevention and the criminal justice system.

These individuals and groups support community justice and improve quality of life by helping to address problems in their communities.

“All around us there are outstanding individuals and organizations who go above and beyond to keep Albertans safe. I encourage everyone to recognize them with a nomination.” -Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

The awards acknowledge the people behind the innovative projects in the areas of victims’ services, youth justice committees, restorative justice programs and other crime prevention efforts.

Nomination categories include:

  • Leadership;
  • Innovation;
  • Service Enhancement;
  • Community Mobilization; and
  • Partnerships and Collaboration.

To nominate a community leader, submit a completed application form by February 13, 2015.

The Alberta Community Justice Awards ceremony will be in Edmonton in May. The event will be co-hosted by the Government of Alberta and the Edmonton Police Service.


ACCPA’s 2014 Workshop – A Success Story!

Thank you everyone for attending the ACCPA 2014 Workshop on ‘Bringing Alberta Together…Building Resilient Communities’. It was a great success and we hope you enjoyed the presentations from the various provincial municipalities showcasing their collaborative efforts in working with other agencies/services to help reduce crime.

The ACCPA Team would like to especially thank Sheldon Kennedy as our keynote speaker addressing “how government, corporate and community can work together to build more resilient communities”. His heartfelt speech about his personal experiences as well as his efforts in building the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre was truly inspiring for all of us!

In addition, the ACCPA team would like to thank the presenters from Grande Prairie Crime Prevention and Grande Prairie RCMP; Crime Prevention Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Wood Buffalo RCMP; REACH Edmonton and John Howard Society, Edmonton, and from Brooks: Centra Safe House, Healthy Families Outreach, and Brooks RCMP. All the presentations were very informative in terms of identifying the benefits and challenges on crime prevention collaborations. These tips will definitely help new, as well as existing collaboration efforts in the Alberta communities!

Thanks again to those of you that attended the workshop and the ACCPA Team hope to see you again for next year’s workshop!

ACCPA 2014 Workshop pictures:

Sheldon Kennedy 2
(Sheldon Kennedy, Keynote Speaker)

Edited -ACCPA members and Sheldon Kennedy
(Lucy Wang, Research Consultant; Karen Gariepy, ACCPA Pres.; Dr.John Winterdyk, ACCPA Director; Lillian Jones, ACCPA Ex. Dir.; Sheldon Kennedy)

ACCPA President
(Karen Gariepy, ACCPA Pres.)

Carsten from Solicitor General
(Carsten Erbe, Crime Prevention & Restorative Justice, AB Justice & Solicitor General)

(Cst. Kara Hagen, Lethbridge Police Service,  ACCPA Director & Workshop M.C.)

Presenter #1-1
(Cst. Tracie Sanikopoulos, RCMP, Grande Prairie)

Presenter #1
(Dawn Elliott, Child & Youth Intervention, Grande Prairie)

Presenter #2
(Mark Kay, Crime Prevention Liaison, Wood Buffalo & ACCPA Director)

Presenter #3
(Cst. Kandice Perry, RCMP, Wood Buffalo)

Presenter #4
(Liz Lacika, Edmonton John Howard (seated) & Jan Fox, REACH Edmonton Ex. Dir.)

Presenter #5
(Shauna Bell, Ex. Dir., Cantara Safe House, Brooks)

(Clarion Hotel Conference Room, ACCPA Workshop)

Registration desk
(Lucy Wang, Research Consultant; Tony Chin, ACCPA treas/Director; & Sgt. Darryl Urano, RCMP AB “K” Div. Edmonton & ACCPA Director)

ACCPA team
(Tony Chin, ACCPA Treas/Director; S.Sgt. Dean Hamm, RCMP AB “K” Div., Edmonton & ACCPA Director; Sgt. Darryl Urano, RCMP AB “K” Div. Edmonton & ACCPA Director) 

ACCPA 2014 November Workshop Presentations

Good day everyone!

For those of you that have missed any of the presentations or would like to go over them again, the presenters have kindly shared them with us!

Please click on the attached PowerPoints below:

Grande Prairie Youth Intervention
CPTED- Crime Prevention Through Environment Design
Wood Buffalo Citizens on Patrol
WrapEd- Youth Gang Prevention
Domestic Violence Intervention Team