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 – September 2019
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.
- Nearly 50 per cent of the drivers involved in collisions with school buses committed an error. The most common error was following too closely (2015/16 school year).
- 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 2015-2016 school year, over 77 per cent of casualty collisions and about 95 per cent of property damage collisions involving a school bus occurred in urban areas.
- An average of 230 children under the age of 15 are injured as pedestrians or cyclists each year between 2012 and 2016.
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.