POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 55 JENNIFER VARDY - THE EVENING NEWS FEB. 16/06 Municipalities combine to form new crime prevention group As originally published There’s a new way to tackle crime prevention in Pictou County. Crime prevention initiatives from Pictou, the county, Westville, New Glasgow and Trenton have integrated their services under a newly formed group called the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association. “The vision of this dynamic partnership is to streamline and unify service delivery to become more effective with Pictou County," said Const. Ken MacDonald with New Glasgow Police Services. The mission is to raise awareness and improve the quality of life by creating safer communities through education and reduction of crime opportunities, he added. The association will partner with the people of Pictou County to prevent crime, added RCMP district commander Ross Landry. "It will provide a unified and strategically aligned crime prevention program to meet demands and experiences of the community to provide quality services," he said. "It will better position the law enforcement communities to take a proactive approach to crime prevention." The committee is still looking for volunteers, particularly from Stellarton, which doesn't have a representative at the moment. People can get involved by calling their local police department or by calling Barb Dewtie, co-ordinator of the Pictou County Crime Prevention Association at 396-3855. Crime prevention initiatives from across Pictou County have united under a single association. Representatives from each community have formed the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association. Committee members include, from left in the front, recording secretary Lisa Landry, New Glasgow representative Karen Ackles, Barb Dewtie, co-ordinator of the Pictou County Crime Prevention Association. In the back are RCMP district commander Ross Landry, Westville representative Tom O’Brien and Const. Ken MacDonald with the New Glasgow Police Services.