The Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch Program
Society, in cooperation with the Edmonton Police Service, has
commenced a new broadcast service called L.O.O.K. Alert.
It is a request by the Edmonton Police Service
made directly to registered members of the Edmonton Neighbourhood
Watch Program Society via our auto-dialer. It will be similar to
the Crime Alert broadcast messages that you already receive but
with a different focus. What you will be asked to do is help on
non-criminal events where a person's health is in potential
jeopardy and by doing a quick look around our own property, assist
in locating the missing person. For example:
This is what you would do for
a L.O.O.K Alert:
- A 3 year old child wanders away from their residence in Gold
Bar. It's mid-winter, with freezing temperatures and the
child has no coat.
- A 57 year old early onset Alzheimer's patient walks away from
their facility in the West Meadowlark area.
around your own property, to see if the person
is at or near your residence.
O: Just check
property and the immediate areas you have usual
private property, do not enter areas belonging
to others. We need permission to enter the property of
K: Keep the police informed, if you see something that would lead to
finding the missing person, call the police at the number supplied
on the broadcast message. If in doubt about who to call, contact
the Edmonton Police Service Dispatch Centre at 423-4567.
When you receive a L.O.O.K. Alert call please
listen to the instructions as you will be asked if you can assist
or not, if you agree to assist you will be asked to press the "9"
key on your touch tone phone. This information will assist us in
ENW in determining who has been able to assist the police.
Alert is adding a new level of
service consistent with the grassroots concept of ENW. All ENW
members will be receiving the L.O.O.K. Alert calls but you are under no obligation to search for anyone
and there is no expectation by the police that you will immediately