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 Offense Procedure Act
- The Gaming and Liquor Act
- The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- The Dangerous Dogs Act
- The Animal Protection Act
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 companies operating in Flagstaff County are working within legal allowances, therefore protecting the infrastructure from damage and improving safety on our roadways.
Flagstaff County Peace Officers are contracted to provide enforcement services to several urban municipalities within the County.
Peace Officer Tips
- A reminder to the motoring public, please ensure you make a complete stop at a Stop Sign. A stop is defined as “a complete cessation from vehicular movement.” Your wheels must come to a complete stop. Running a stop sign, which includes rolling through, could cost you $287.00.
- Attention to Off-Highway Vehicle (Quad and Dirt Bikes) Users: Proper registration and Insurance is still required on your Off- Highway Vehicle when operating it on public land. Failure to have proper documentation could result in fines and possible seizure of your Off- Highway vehicle for 30 days for a first time offence and 60 days for a repeat offence.
- Remember to slow down to 30km/h in playground zones. Playground zones are identified by a traffic control device. Playground zone hours are from 8:30am, and terminate one hour after sunset. There is less tolerance given when speeding in these areas.
- Remember, anyone under the age of 18 MUST wear a safety helmet while riding a bicycle. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring those under 18 wear helmets!
- Remember to buckle up at all times when operating a motor vehicle. Failure to wear your seatbelt could cost you $115.00.
- Just a reminder that off-highway vehicles are prohibited from being operated on all highways. Under the Traffic Safety Act, a highway is defined as “any thoroughfare”, and includes the following: any street, road, trail, driveway, alley, sidewalk, and ditch; publicly or privately owned. Off-highway vehicles include: ATV’s, miniature motor vehicles, snow vehicles, and mini-bikes. Operating an off-highway vehicle on any portion of the highway could cost you $230.00, and the seizure of your off-highway vehicle.
- A friendly reminder, All vehicles that are about to enter onto a primary highway or street from a road, service road, alley or driveway, must STOP before entering the highway. This means ALL intersections that do not have a marked STOP sign. All vehicles must come to a complete stop at all intersections, unless the intersection is marked with a yield or merge sign.
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