RCMP hope information system in southern Saskatchewan will help deter crime

REGINA — The RCMP is launching a system to give people in southern Saskatchewan direct information about any criminal activity in their area.

Under the plan, Mounties will use the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network to send text messages, emails or phone calls to people who sign up for the service.

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Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell says it is all about helping to keep families and homes safe.

The province is spending $50,000 to help launch the service that is aimed at rural areas and communities.

If it proves successful it may be expanded to other parts of Saskatchewan.

RCMP say police could benefit because people on the service may be able to give investigators tips about crimes.

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