The Barrhead and Area Regional Crime Coalition has been recognized by the province for its work.
The BARCC has received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence.
The award recognizes the partnership between the County of Barrhead, Town of Barrhead, Woodlands County, the Barrhead and District Rural Crime Watch and the Barrhead RCMP Detachment for their work to improve community safety.
In addition to the partnership, BARCC was recognized for addressing concerns surrounding property crimes, lack of communication and perceived inaction by municipalities and the RCMP.
The BARCC Connect app was launched last October as a multi-channel alert system to help bridge communication between RCMP, municipalities and the public through its partners involved.
The app has over 1500 subscribers who receive accurate, real-time information from a credible source regarding crime, emergencies, municipal information, news, and events via text message, email or voice call.