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 – April 2020
It’s easy for drivers to fall into the temptation of speeding to save a few minutes off their drive. However, speeding can be extremely dangerous. Speeding increases the risk of a collision occurring and the greater the speed, the more severe that collision will be. When weather conditions are unfavourable, it’s even more important that drivers adjust their speed accordingly. Driving at a safe speed, whatever the conditions, will increase the safety of everyone on the road.
Get up to speed about speed:
- In 2016, 72 people were killed and 1,699 were injured in collisions involving at least one driver travelling at an unsafe speed.
- Nearly one in four fatal collisions involved one or more speeding drivers.
- Drivers aged 16—19 were more likely to have been speeding at the time of a collision than drivers in older age groups.
- Speeding may cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. Drivers involved in casualty collisions who travelled at an unsafe speed were three times as likely to run off the road as drivers who were not speeding.
- Speeding increases the distance needed to safely stop a vehicle. For example, on a dry road, it takes an average vehicle travelling 40 km/h about 26 metres to stop and at 60 km/h, it would take about 45 metres.
- More than half of fatal collisions (56.7%) involving a driver travelling at an unsafe speed occurred in a rural area.
- According to the 2017 Driver Attitude Survey, most Albertan drivers driver 5-10 km over the speed limit at least sometimes.
To download a PDF copy of this month's message on speed, please click here.
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.