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 and Liquor 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 – October 2018
BOTH DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFETY. PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY IN CROSSWALKS, BUT ALSO HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CROSS SAFELY.
Pedestrian safety facts:
- Between 2011 and 2015, on average, 44 pedestrians were killed and 1,187 were injured each year.
- The majority of pedestrian casualty collisions (96.4 per cent) occurred in urban areas in 2015.
- 50.2 per cent of the drivers involved in pedestrian casualty collisions failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian (2015).
- In 2015, the casualty rates per 10,000 populations were highest for pedestrians between the ages of 15 to 19. However, 86 per cent of pedestrians killed were 25 and older.
- In 2015, 21.7 per cent of pedestrians involved in fatal collisions had consumed alcohol.
- When approaching an intersection or crosswalk be alert for pedestrians.
- Watch for vehicles stopped or slowing in the lane next to yours. They may be yielding to a pedestrian.
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carries a fine of $776 plus four demerit points.
- Stay alert and slow down on residential streets, and through school and playground zones.
- Be alert at intersections and always look out for danger when crossing the street.
- Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.
- Be visible. Wear brightly coloured or reflective clothing especially when walking in low light or poor weather conditions.
- Abide by traffic signs and signals. They are in place for your safety.
- If you are impaired, seek assistance and alternative transportation.
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.