A program that was created in 1998 by an RCMP officer in British Columbia and finally made it's way to Alberta came to a close today for the students at Greentree School. 
"Today's an exciting day for the students. They finally get their rewards for the Top Cop Reading Program that ran December 10 to January 8. The rewards finally arrived at my office, so I was able to compile them and do some presentations to each grade today," explained Staff Sergeant for the Drumheller RCMP Detachment, Kevin Charles. 
The students kept track of all their own reading hours, inside and out of school. 
"There's roughly 430 students in this school and I had 176 calendars turned in. Not quite half, but pretty good for a pilot program and I anticipate that next year we'll have more students participating," Charles stated. 
"In my opinion, and I think others would agree, that this was very successful. Now we plan on rolling this out to other schools including St. Anthony's, Morrin, Delia and Carbon to allow these students to participate in this program as well," added Charles. 
Depending on how many hours were read, the students could reach a number of different ranks such as Sergeant, Inspector or Staff Sergeant. 
"I would say the highest participants was Greentree's Grade 3 (students), they had 34 participants. The most commissioners was achieved by the Grade 5's," Charles outlined. 
"Overall it was a really nice spread amongst the grades and amongst the ranks. I was very pleased to see the effort the students put in."



K 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Cst 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 9
Cpl 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 7
Sgt 4 2 3 1 0 0 2 12
S/Sgt 5 2 2 2 2 4 2 19
Insp 3 2 1 6 6 3 1 22
Supt 5 3 2 4 6 0 0 20
C/Supt 6 4 6 4 4 0 2 26
A/Comm 3 2 4 3 3 2 1 18
D/Comm 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 8
Comm 2 6 4 7 2 11 3 35
Total 30 24 28 34 26 22 12 176

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide