Crimebeat – RCMP Trading Cards offer opportunity for police and youth to engage positively

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RCMP Trading Card

FORT MCMURRAY – Crimebeat – Engaging with youth the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta have a unique way of reaching out. The 2012 Edition of the Wood Buffalo RCMP Trading Cards are here! The collection has 23 cards that RCMP members will be handing out to youth in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo throughout the summer months and into the fall.

Sponsored by Suncor Energy, the trading cards are a great way for police officers and youth to have positive interactions. “We encourage children to collect as many cards as they can. Youngsters who manage to collect at least 15 different cop cards will be entered into a draw for a prize pack,” said Community Policing Unit Commander Cpl. Adam Schedlosky.

The trading card competition will kick-off at the June Bug festival this coming weekend and continue until the end of September. Youth who would like to be entered in the draw can attend the Timberlea Detachment with their cards and fill-out a ballot. Ballots will be accepted until September 28, 2012.

The trading cards are a complementary addition to the RCMP Colouring Contest that has been held in previous years. This years’ colouring contest is on-going and entries can be picked-up and dropped-off to the Timberlea Detachment until August 31, 2012. The winner will also receive a prize pack and be named Police Chief for the Day!

Questions about either of these youth initiatives can be directed to the Community Policing Coordinator at 780-788-4245.

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