On December 15, 2021 the DRCA held an online crime prevention session with our Calgary Police Service community resource officer. More than 50 residents attended the session and had some very good questions. We encourage all residents to watch the edited one-hour video of the session on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Kap9VkSQlbk.
Current crime statistics for Discovery Ridge are located on the Discovery Ridge Crime Statistics Update page. The data is provided by the Calgary Police Service.
Every night, implement the 9 pm home routine to help prevent crime:
Unfortunately, thieves occasionally target Discovery Ridge for break and enters and vehicle prowling. The Calgary Police Service has increased patrols of our neighbourhood through road, bike, and helicopter coverage. However, they need our help. Most of the crimes that occur are crimes of opportunity. To help prevent crime, there are a few steps that every household should take:
- Ensure all outside doors are locked.
- Turn on your outside front and back door lights at night to deter thieves from checking the doors.
- Ensure that all vehicles inside and outside of the garage are locked and no valuables are left inside.
- Make sure you lock your mudroom door (between the house and garage).
- If you are working or relaxing in your backyard, ensure that your garage is closed.
- Do not leave your vehicle or a guest’s vehicle parked in the Griffith Woods parking lot overnight since a number of vehicles have been broken into there.
- Do not leave your keys in your vehicle, even if they are hidden. Thieves find them easily.
We can all work together to discourage dangerous, destructive, and illegal activities that can happen in Discovery Ridge and the adjacent Griffith Woods Park. Please do your part to ensure our community remains a family-oriented and safe neighbourhood with a beautiful city park. Ensure you lock your vehicles and watch for suspicious activity within Griffith Woods Park, which includes people who are hiking in with coolers or firewood, or who are being a general nuisance and misusing the area. If you see a problem, report it.
Call 911 for:
– Drinking and driving
– Open fires
– Illegal or suspicious activity underway
– Public intoxication or disturbing the peace
– Graffiti in progress
– Vandalism in progress
Call Police Non-Emergency (403-266-1234) for:
– Unusual situations such as vehicles parked and occupants exchanging items in the dark through car windows
– It is imperative that all non-911 matters are called in to this number so there is a record and statistics can be built. An example is cars parked in the parking lot at 10 pm (technically the park is still open) with music on and people wandering in and out of the park. In situations like this, although non-emergency, there could be suspicious activities occurring.
Call 311 or report online (includes City of Calgary Bylaw) for:
– Dogs off leash
– Vehicles parked in the Griffith Woods parking lot after hours
– Vandalism in Griffith Woods Park
Call Calgary Police Service – Drug Tip Line (403-206-8100) if:
– You know of, or suspect, any drug dealing
The DRCA has this matter as a high priority item but we cannot solve the problem without community support. We need residents to be fully aware and to report any and all activities. It is the reporting that becomes the primary measurement for how important the matter is in relation to other matters around Calgary. Please report all activity to the appropriate area so we can ensure that our community and Griffith Woods Park remain safe and secure.