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, Liquor and Cannabis 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.
RCMP's Flagstaff County Crime Map
The Alberta RCMP supports community engagement by providing the public with the tools, resources and information they need to uphold public safety – for themselves and for their communities.
About the Map
The new online map enables the Alberta RCMP to share current criminal incidents with members of the communities they serve across Alberta.
The RCMP hopes that the map will help encourage citizens to report suspicious activity to the police which will strengthen their intelligence gathering capability and help them make arrests.
To access the map, click on the graphic above or click HERE.
Peace Officer Tips – July 2020
On the whole, Albertans understand the danger of impaired driving. The number of people killed by a legally impaired driver (i.e., by alcohol and/or drugs) has decreased significantly over the years, with 2017 having the lowest number of fatalities on record at 37. However, there was still one in 10 drivers involved in a fatal collision who was legally impaired. Even one driver could save lives by making the smart decision to find a safe way home instead of driving impaired.
Facts to Know:
- Impaired driving collisions tend to be more frequent during the summer months than in cooler seasons (2013 – 2017).
- The majority of impaired driving crashes happen at night. In 2017, over half (53.3%) of impaired driving casualty collisions occurred between 7:00 pm and 3:00 am.
- On average over the last five years, more than 6,000 people were convicted of impaired driving in Alberta each year.
- Research shows cannabis use can reduce many cognitive and motor skills required to drive safely, such as tracking, reaction time, visual function, concentration, short-term memory, and divided attention. Combining cannabis with alcohol further intensifies the effects on driving skills, even if the doses of either substance are low.
- The effects of consuming cannabis edibles take longer to kick in and last much longer than inhaling the drug. It may take up to two hours to feel effects, which can last 12 hours or longer.
- According to Health Canada’s 2019 Canadian Cannabis Survey, 26% of people who had used cannabis in the past 12 months reported they had driven within two hours of using cannabis, and 43% of those respondents did so within the past 30 days.
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.