ST ALBERT – Crimebeat – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in St. Albert Alberta are seeking greater engagement from the public to keep the community safer. The RCMP have introduced a new drug tip line, providing residents a confidential way of playing an active role in keeping our community safe.
The tip line has been set up for the purpose of receiving tips about drug dealers who are operating in the community of St. Albert. “Often times, we hear that people are reluctant to report tips for a number of reasons,” said Cst. Janice Schoepp of the St. Albert RCMP. “The message we want to send is that it’s the tip that‘s important, not their identity.”
The new drug tip line will be regularly checked by Drug Unit investigators and the confidential voice mail service provides people with the opportunity to report tips while not publicly revealing their identity.
Callers are encouraged to leave a name and call back number so that investigators may contact them in order to gather further details. Leaving a contact name and number does not mean that the caller must give up the privilege of remaining confidential. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish to do so.
The voice mail is not set up to replace the RCMP complaint line. Callers who require a police response are still required to directly contact the St. Albert RCMP.
The new phone line is just one more option for residents who want to provide information in an effort to keep St. Albert safe. Anyone wishing to provide information is asked to call 780 460 DRUG (3784).