Parent resources - protecting your children
Calgary's children and youth are of great importance to the Calgary Police Service. Crime and violence involving children and youth is a serious concern for families, communities, schools, governments and youth themselves.
We believe that addressing the root causes of youth crime and victimization early on will make a positive, lasting change in the lives of youth and their families. Youth Intervention Programs offered by the Calgary Police Service include: Youth at Risk Development (YARD), Multi Agency School Support Teams (MASST), and The Gateway Initiative.
Report missing children by calling 9-1-1 or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.
Report crime and suspicious activity by calling the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.
Protecting your children
The following crime and safety concerns can affect your family - stay informed on the dangers that your kids may encounter:
- Protecting your children online and reporting online child abuse
- Protecting your family from high-risk offenders
- Online safety
Resources and programs for parents
Kids Help Phone: If your child won't talk to you, Kids Help Phone is a toll-free, 24-hour resource available to them at 1–800-668-6868
Bully Free Alberta: Bully Free Alberta offers advice and support for bullying at 1-888-456-2323.
Missing Children’s Society of Canada: The Missing Children’s Society of Canada reuinties children with their families.
Block parents & block watch: The Block Watch and Block Parent programs are no longer in existence in Calgary. The Federation of Calgary Communities has begun some pilot programs using the philosophies of these former programs.
Mentoring programs: Contact the Calgary Police Service's Volunteer Resource Unit at 403-428-8321 or 403-428-8322.
Installing a car seat properly: Alberta Health Services runs a program offered by Public Health Nursing and Health Promotion to educate the public how to safely use a car seat and / or seat belt assembly for all children.