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Message from the President

I hope I’ll be seeing many of you next week at the Montana Crime Prevention Conference.  It looks like there will be three great days of training (pre-coference plus 2 conference days).  Once again we are going to have a full schedule of great training as well as a fine group of vendors to share their information.  This is one way to get good training, find out the latest in things available to people trying to help prevent crime, AND a venue to meet new folks who are contacts who can also be helpful in your programs.

The past month has been hectic.  I’ve been a speaker at the day-long Operation Stop Scams training in Billings – half day for the public and half day for law enforcement and financial professionals.  We had 260 people in the public event and 57 in the professional one.  Great day all around.  After that I was with a group of 5 who provided training on fraud at the two Governor’s Conferences on Aging – Kalispell and Glendive.  We spoke to about sixty people in Kalispell and 160 in Glendive.  Finally I also was a keynote speaker at the National Administration on Aging Title VI Conference at the Mystic Lake Casino in Minnesota.  About 200 people in the audience.  My topic was Elder Abuse.  As a result of the Governor’s Conference in Kalispell Marcus Meyer and I were guests on another Aging Horizon’s Television Show (shown on ABC in most of the state and CBS in Billings).  This show will be aired in December.  It will also be in YouTube and I’ll connect it to our website once it is on YouTube.

I now have McGruff plates on my car – see photo above.  They are now available in each County Clerk’s Office in Montana.  Hope to see many of you with them on your vehicles.

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 7-1&2-2017.

Aging Horizons. 

An excerpt from Paul Greenwood who will be a speaker at the Operation Stop Scams seminar in Billings on August 30 at the Bighorn Resort from Noon – 4:30.

Paul Greenwood on Selecting a Caregiver.

Aspire 211 interview with Paul Greenwood on Elder Abuse.

Current Council Members

President                     Alex E Ward, CPP – Bellevue Police Department (Ret)                

Vice-President            Robert Scheben – Missoula Police Department (Ret)

Secretary                      Mark Thatcher – MT Board of Crime Control

Treasurer                      Sharmon Brougham – retired

Council Member         Coleen Smith – Youth Connections Coalition

Council Member         Derek VanLuchene – Ryan United 

Council Member         Kevin Dusko – MT Dept. of Transportation

Council Member          Jimm Kilmer – Justice of the Peace, Butte, MT

Council Member          Dan Haffey –  Butte Cares, Inc

 Council Member         Adam Greenwell – Billings Pastor 

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