Peace Officer Services
Flagstaff County is authorized by the Solicitor General of Alberta to employ two Community Peace Officers who have the authority to enforce legislation and regulations relating to:
- The Traffic Safety Act
- The Provincial Offences Procedure Act
- The Highways Development and Protection Act
- The Gaming and Liquor Act
- The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- And other provincial acts and legislation.
- The Peace Officers work in partnership with various Federal and Provincial agencies to patrol and enforce legislation and regulations.
Community Peace Officers enforce weights and measures to ensure that road users operating in Flagstaff County are working within legal allowances, therefore protecting the infrastructure from damage and increasing safety on our roadways.
Flagstaff County Peace Officers are contracted to provide enforcement services for the urban municipalities within the County.
Peace Officer Tips
Intersections can be dangerous - pay close attention to your driving and that of others.
Watch out for other drivers and pedestrians. Always look before proceeding through intersections regardless of the traffic light colour. Be prepared for the unexpected and share the road safely.
- Run Red Lights;
- Roll through the stop sign;
- Speed through intersections;
- Follow too closely;
- Make unsafe left-hand turns;
- Rely on having the right of way.
- POINT, PAUSE, and PROCEED. Be alert at intersections and always look out for possible dangers when crossing the street.
- Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.
- Abide by traffic signs and signals. They are in place to protect your safety.
- 511.alberta.ca provides up–to-date road information including traffic delays and construction.
- Alberta Safe Roads.
- Alberta Transportation.
Community Resource Officer
Under an enhanced policing agreement Flagstaff County provides support for the Community Resource Officer. The Community Resource Officer builds positive relationships with children and youth by participating in school-based activities while focussing on prevention of domestic violence and bullying, with a larger role in cross-sector training and community education.
If you have questions about rural policing services or would like more information, please contact the RCMP.