Members of the Camrose Police Service have a history of involvement in the community they police. From service clubs to sports teams; from school involvement to volunteer boards our members are examples of true Community Based Police Officers. Some of the community groups represented are S.T.A.R.S., Camrose Minor Hockey, Augustana Vikings Hockey, C.C.H.S. Football, Camrose Special Olympics and many others.
Community initiatives and fundraisers are an important aspect of policing urban centres. Each year our members join Camrose and District Victim Services volunteers, RCMP members, sports teams such as Camrose Kodiak players or Agustana Vikings, and members of the community to collect toys, food and money for the less fortunate in Camrose. The “Charity Checkstop” has been held on the first Saturday of December since its conception in 2007. In past years the weather has been braved for the worthy cause and the range of weather has seen extreme cold, snow, and even rain.
The Camrose Police Service also take part in other charity events held at local businesses such as McDonald’s McHappy Day, Tim Horton’s Camp Day and Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day.
Since 2013 the Camrose Police Service has lead the planning of “Free our Finest”, a fundraiser for Special Olympics that includes all local first responder agencies in Camrose including: Camrose Police, Camrose RCMP, Camrose Fire Department, Camrose EMS, and Camrose County Protective Services. This fundraiser is planned in partnership with Camrose Wal-Mart and is a two day festival in their parking lot that involves a long list of agency demonstrations. Other local sport groups and organizations help make this fundraiser possible. Supporting Special Olympics has become a favorite goal for our members. The olympians love the interaction with police and contributing to such a worthy cause provides officers a great sense of pride.
For more information about any of the abovementioned community event please contact the Camrose Crime Prevention Officer.