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
The issue of speeding includes not only driving at speeds beyond the posted legal limits on all roads, but also driving too fast for the prevailing weather, road and traffic conditions.
Speed is a concern that crosses urban and rural regions, although there are regional disparities. Even "pragmatic speeders" are a danger on Alberta's roads. Pragmatic speeding is a common practice among individuals who consider themselves sensible drivers. They believe they are "in control" and have "practical reasons" for speeding.
There are factors that go into setting a speed limit, including type and amount of traffic on the road. Here are some facts to consider before you speed.
- At 40 km/h, the probability of a pedestrian death is approximately 20%
- At 60 km/h, the probability of a pedestrian death is approximately 80%
- Death is virtually certain at speeds in excess of 80 km/h
- One in every four fatal crashes involves speeding.
- By the time you realize you're going too fast, it may be too late.
For more information check out these websites:
- 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.