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 – May 2018
Be aware of motorcyclists on the road and give them the space they need.
Whether you’re a hobby rider, commuter, or long distance rider, riding a motorcycle is a popular way Albertans travel. But motorcycle safety involves all road users. In a vehicle, a driver can feel invincible – on a bike, a rider is extremely vulnerable.
Facts to Know:
- Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars and often have high-performance capabilities.
- 3,247 motorcyclists were involved in casualty collisions over a 5-year period. These collisions resulted in 163 deaths and 3,356 injuries (2012-2016).
- 46% of motorcyclists involved in casualty collisions committed an improper action. More than half of these errors were running off the road or following too closely (2012 – 2016).
- Almost one-fifth of motorcyclists involved in casualty collisions were travelling at a speed too fast for the given conditions. In fatal collisions, four in ten motorcyclists were travelling at unsafe speeds (2012 – 2016).
- More than two-thirds of collisions involving a motorcycle resulted in death or injury. This compares to approximately one in 10 for all collisions (2012 – 2016).
- The younger the motorcyclist, the higher the collision rate. Motorcycle riders aged 16 to 17 years had the highest involvement rate per 1,000 licensed motorcyclists (2016).
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.