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 – September 2017
Drivers play a key role in back-to-school safety. Be alert and extra cautious in and around school zones and playgrounds, as well as near school buses.
Young students should remember these safety tips:
- If you can't see the driver, the driver can't see you either.
- Be alert at intersections and always look for danger when crossing the street.
- Arrive early at your bus stop and stand back on the sidewalk until the bus stops.
Back to school facts:
- Over 40% of the drivers involved in collisions with school buses committed an error. The most common error was following too closely.
- School buses in Alberta travel an estimated 450,000 kilometres a day – that’s more than 10 times around the earth!
- The penalty for failing to stop for a school bus with its flashing red lights activated is $543 and six demerit points.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 83 per cent of casualty collisions and about 95 per cent of property damage collisions involving a school bus occurred in urban areas.
Learn more about school bus regulations.
Read more information about school bus safety.
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 focusing 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.