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Message from the President                                     

Once again we find ourself continuing in the Perfect Storm.  Having COVID-19 continuing to attack many people in Montana (killing some), having social unrest throughout the country involving racial equality, economic insecurity because of the Pandemic as well as financial instability for many because of unemployment due to the same.  

This is a time when people need true messages as well a shared knowledge as to how to keep each other and their families safe.  We have an especially focused time for our crime prevention and security messages, but we need to be innovative to come up with new ways of getting the messages to people during these trying times.  We are constantly finding virtual platforms to bring people together and we need to work even closer than in the past to accomplish this.  I always found a marine corps slogan helpful:  I innovate, I adapt, I overcome.  

In the near future I will be reworking our blog page to bring in some information from a friend named Shawn Spruce who is a consultant for FINRA and FIrst Nations Development Institute.  He has a series covering various financially related topics that he calls Ask Dr. Per Cap that I will begin putting on that page.  I will also most likely put some AARP Fraud Watch fact sheets on there as well.  Stay tuned they should be there within days.  

Also pay attention on the events page to the audio files of the 2020 Fraud Watch Friday radio broadcasts.  Good information from some very qualified guests.  

Continue to check the Webinar page for information of upcoming webinars.  

I am truly hopeful that you will stay safe and well during this troubled time. 

Alex E. Ward, CPP






MCPA in conjunction with the Yellowstone County DUI Task Force and Q2 produced these DUI PSA's. They paint a sad picture of DUI in Montana and have been viewed on television as well as on you tube.  This is one way we can educate folks as to things they need to know about crime.





Here's the latest Aging Horizon's show that the Crime Prevention Association was interviewed on. "Fraud"  it aired 12/12/2018

Aging Horizons.



Current Council Members

President           Alex E Ward, CPP – Bellevue PD (ret)                             

Vice-President Robert Scheben – Missoula County SO                                  

Secretary          Mark Thatcher – MT Board of Crime Control                                        

Treasurer          Sharmon Brougham - retired