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 – December 2018
IF YOU DON'T STOP THEM FROM DRIVING HIGH, SOMEONE ELSE WILL.
Always plan a safe way home – call a taxi or ride share company, take transit, or have a friend drive you.
Impaired driving laws in Canada have changed. This includes the introduction of three new cannabis and cannabis/alcohol blood concentration limits. The new cannabis limits work the same way as .08 blood concentration does for alcohol. If you are found driving over the limits, you are considered impaired behind the wheel.
Facts to Know:
Cannabis impairs your ability to drive safely
- Simulated and on-road studies of driving performance found using cannabis increased a driver's likelihood of swerving, as well as showed an inability to maintain a safe distance and difficulty controlling speed.
- A study by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, reports that cannabis creates performance deficits in many skills required to drive safely, such as tracking, reaction time, visual function, concentration, short-term memory and divided attention.
- The Traffic Injury Research Foundation determined that, in 2013, of Alberta drivers killed in collisions, more than one in four were over the legal limit for alcohol, and one in two had used drugs.
Drug impaired driving has serious consequences
- Drug impaired driving has serious consequences including criminal charges and provincial sanctions.
- Driving while impaired by drugs and refusing to comply with a demand for physical sobriety tests or to provide bodily fluid samples is a criminal offence.
- Drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of drug impairment may be asked to complete a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which checks for divided attention impairment. This test gives an officer reasonable and probable grounds to then ask for a drug recognition investigation.
Albertans are charged with drug impaired driving each year
- On average, 7,550 people were convicted of impaired driving in Alberta each year for the last five years. Impaired driving convictions are highest for young drivers aged 21-24.
- Alberta is slightly above the national average for drugged driving at 55 per cent.
- Law enforcement agencies have been detecting and convicting drug impaired driving since 1925.
Learn about the current status of cannabis laws in Canada.
Learn more about impaired driving laws in Alberta.
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.