Cst. Kelly Bauer is the Camrose Police Service’s Crime Prevention Officer (CPO). The CPO acts as a liaison officer to individuals and community groups that are within the City of Camrose. Through these community partnerships he participates in, as well as develops and maintains various programs aimed at enhancing the safety of our community. The unit also works at educating the citizens of Camrose so they can prevent themselves from falling victim to criminals.
Cst. Bauer is a liaison to Crime Stoppers, Camrose Wise Owls, Camrose Business Watch, and the Camrose and District Victim Service Unit. Cst. Bauer also sits on numerous community boards and advocate groups so that these groups have a link to the Camrose Police Service and the information and resources that they can provide. He also develops many crime prevention initiatives and organizes many of the community events that CPS hosts or is a part of; all of which foster positive interactions with the Camrose Police Service.
Crime Stoppers for Camrose is incorporated in the Edmonton and northern Alberta Crime Stoppers Association. A board along with minimal employees in Edmonton help ensure the continued function of this important organization within the northern half of Alberta. The purpose of Crime Stoppers is to allow an outlet separate from the police for people to provide useful information about a criminal occurrence. All information collected is done so stickily anonymously which coincides with the Crime Stoppers motto: “We want your information, not your name”. A tip can be provided to Crime Stoppers through one of a multiple different ways, such as: phone number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text message by simply sending the message to CRIMES (274637) start your text with TIP205 so it will be sent to the proper authorities. Your text message will be sent anonymously to Crime Stoppers, you will receive a confirmation reply. All of these methods will ensure that a tip regarding crime within Camrose will be forwarded to the Camrose Police Service. Please refer to our Crime Stoppers page found on our web site Home Page to review the occurrences that Camrose Police investigators need help solving.
The Camrose Wise Owls is a group of volunteer citizens that are dedicated to the interests of older age citizens in our community and the fraud related crimes that specifically target them. The Wise Owl’s promote early prevention so that our citizens don’t become victims of these ever increasing crimes. The Wise Owls meet regularly with the CPO officer to assist in the planning and implantation of various public education events along with assisting the CPO officer with fraud awareness presentations.
The Business Watch Program provides updates on business related crimes and crime trends to the Camrose businesses that take part in the program. The Business Watch program allows the CPO officer to quickly disseminate information to business on the recent crimes that are occurring in Camrose and the surrounding areas. The purpose is to provide the participating businesses with knowledge of current criminal activity and scams to prevent our local businesses from becoming victims. Any local business that would like to participate in the program can contact the CPO officer.
The CPO officer works closely with the Camrose and District Victim Services Unit by acting as a liaison between the Victim Service Unit and the Camrose Police Service. The Victim Services Unit is a police based community service that is operated from the Camrose Police Service Office. Their motto is “Support, Inform and Refer” and their goal is to make sure all victims of crime and tragedy have access to all available resources and services that are within our community and province.
Cst. Bauer has an in-depth knowledge of fraud prevention and is available to speak to businesses and community groups about how they can best protect themselves from different scams and fraud related offences such as identity theft and debit and credit card fraud. There is a growing trend in these types of crimes and it has been proven that public education is the best way to target these types of crimes.
Cst. Bauer is also available to provide tours of the Police Service to any approved groups. Dozens of building tours are given each year to Camrose and area school classes along with many different child and youth aged clubs. He is also available to give presentations to any approved groups, clubs, and interested school classes about police related topics.
Crime Prevention Programs
P.C. 56 Antique Police Car
In 1988 the Camrose Police Service embarked on a mission to locate the original 1956 Dodge which was purchased and used by the department in its first year of existence. Research revealed the original car was beyond repair. After some searching, an identical car was located resting in a field near Granum, Alberta. It was purchased from its owner and the project was underway.
Many local businesses donated funds toward the car’s restoration. Other businesses donated their services to overhaul the complete makings of the car. In May 1991 after several months of hard work and dedication, the completely restored car was unveiled at the department’s 35th Anniversary Regimental Ball.
The antique car is used throughout the summer months for parades, opening ceremonies, and other community events. The Camrose Police Service is grateful to all who helped with the project. The car has proven to be an excellent public relations tool.
Other Helpful Links
Online Tip Submission
How To Prepare Your Family For An Emergency
Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association
Alberta Crime Prevention
Canadian Police Information Centre (Stolen Vehicle Search)