Protective Services

Peace Officer Services

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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

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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.

Crime Reduction

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 – November 2019

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Child safety seats are ineffective unless used properly. Here's what you need to know about occupant restraints and how to choose the right seat for your child.

Facts to know:

  • From 2012 to 2016, there were 341 unbelted fatalities in Alberta.
  • In Alberta, the law requires that all occupants travelling in a motor vehicle use a seat belt or child safety seat that is properly worn and adjusted.
  • The law also states that children younger than 6 who weigh 18kg (40lbs) or less must be in a properly installed child restraint (i.e. a car seat).
  • Drivers are responsible for ensuring that all passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured using either a child safety seat or seat belt. Drivers may be fined for each unrestrained passenger under the age of 16.
  • The fine for not using a seat belt or child safety seat is $155.
  • Properly used seat belts can reduce fatal and serious injury by 45-65 per cent, depending on the type of vehicle and seating position.
  • Restraint users had a much lower injury rate (6.8 per cent) than those not using restraints (24.1 per cent) in collisions. Occupants using a restraint reduce the likelihood of sustaining an injury and the severity of injury decreases (2016).
  • Without a booster seat, a child is three and a half times more likely to suffer a significant injury.
  • Never re-use a child safety seat that has been in a crash, it may have cracks/weakened areas which keeps it from working properly.
  • Children are safest in the backseat

REAR-FACING CAR SEAT

  • A child is safest in a rear-facing car seat until he/she is at least 2 years of age OR reaches the maximum weight or height limit for the rear-facing seat (as stated by the manufacturer).
  • A rear-facing seat provides the best protection for a child’s head, neck, and spine in a sudden stop or crash.

FORWARD-FACING CAR SEAT

  • Once a child is at least 2 years of age OR has reached the maximum weight or height limit for their rear-facing car seat, they should be in a forward-facing car seat.
  • Use the forward-facing car seat until the child is at least 6 years old or weighs more than 18kg (40 lbs).

BOOSTER SEAT

  • Once a child is at least 6 years old or weighs more than 18kg (40 lbs), they should use a booster seat.
  • Booster seats are not required by law in Alberta, but are highly recommended because they help position a child so the shoulder-lap belt fits across the child's chest and hips, rather than their neck and stomach.
  • A child is safest in a booster seat until they reach the manufacturer's maximum height or weigh limit for the booster seat and a seat belt fits properly.

SEAT BELT

  • A child is ready to exit a booster seat when the vehicle seat belt fits properly. This is typically when a child is at least 145 cm (4’9”) tall and between 8 and 12 years of age.
  • To check whether the seat belt fits, have the child sit against the back of the seat and buckle the seat belt. The child's knees should bend comfortably over the edge of the seat. The seat belt should cross between the child's neck and shoulder and over the child's hips.

LEARN MORE

Find out more about seat belts and child seats.

For more information, check out these websites: 

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.

Contact Information:

Skyler Zelinski

Peace Officer

780-384-4100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rob Campbell

Peace Officer

780-384-4100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.