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 – March 2019
Alberta Transportation partners with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Injury Prevention Centre to help Albertans learn more about occupant restraints.
Proper use of a child safety seat or booster seat can reduce the likelihood of your child being injured or killed in a crash by up to 75 per cent.
Child Safety Seat Facts:
- Always refer to the car seat manufacturer’s instructions for the maximum weight and height limits of the child’s particular car seat, and to the vehicle manual for installation instructions.
- In Alberta, the fine for not wearing a seat belt or child safety seat is $155.
- A child is safest staying rear-facing until he/she is at least 2 years of age or reaches the maximum weight or height limit of the rear-facing seat, as stated by the manufacturer.
- Once a child is at least 2 years of age or reaches the maximum weight or height limit of their rear-facing car seat, as stated by the manufacturer, he/she can move into a forward-facing car seat.
- Once a child reaches the maximum weight or height limit of their forward-facing car seat, as stated by the manufacturer, he/she can move into a booster seat.
- Without a booster seat, a child is three and a half times more likely to suffer a significant injury.
- All child passengers are safest when secured in proper restraints based on their age, height and weight and those restraints are used according to the restraint and vehicle manufacturer's instructions.
- Children under the age of 13 are safest in the back seat.
- If a child safety seat has been involved in a collision, replace it immediately.
Find out if it's time to lose the booster seat.
Seat Belt Facts:
- A child is ready to exit his/her booster seat when the vehicle seat belt fits properly; this is typically when a child is 145 cm (4’9”) tall and between 8 and 12 years of age.
- Properly used seatbelts can reduce fatal and serious injury by 45-65 per cent depending on the type of vehicle and seating position.
- Collision involved restraint users had a much lower injury rate (6.8 per cent) than those not using restraints (24.1 per cent). Occupants using a restraint reduce the likelihood of sustaining an injury and the severity of injury decreases.
- During 2016, 53 people who died and 375 people who sustained injuries were not properly restrained at the time of their collision.
- Seat belts work in conjunction with other safety devices and distribute the force of a collision evenly to the stronger parts of a person's body.
- Drivers are responsible to ensure that all passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured using wither a child safety seat or seat belt. Drivers may be fined for each unrestrained passenger under the age of 16.
- Seat belts save about 1000 lives per year in Canada.
Learn more about seat belts.
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.