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 – January 2020
Intersections are high-risk locations because drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists converge in intersections and need to safely cross each others’ paths. Aggressive behaviours like speeding, running red lights, or entering the intersection without properly looking can result in collisions, injury, and death.
Facts to Know:
- On average, 65 people were killed and 8,024 people are injured each year in collisions at intersections in Alberta.
- About 96% of intersection collisions occurred in urban areas from 2012-2016. However, over half (about 53%) of fatal intersection collisions during the same time occurred in rural intersections.
- Over 85% all collisions involve a driver error. Three of the top five driver errors identified in casualty collisions occur at intersections: improper left turns, stop sign violations, and disobeying a traffic signal.
- Slush, snow, or ice was involved in about 14% of fatal collisions and 16% of injury collisions in 2016. This makes it especially important to slow down and be careful approaching and crossing intersections in the winter.
Safety tips for drivers:
- Visit 511.alberta.ca for up-to-date road information
- Do not run red lights
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs
- Leave a bit more time before crossing an intersection to make sure all other vehicles have been able to safely stop.
- Do not follow too closely when approaching an intersection - if the vehicle in front of you stops suddenly, you may not be able to stop in time if the road is snowy, slushy, or icy.
- Make sure you have enough time to safely make all left turns.
Safety tips for pedestrians:
- Be alert at intersections. Remember vehicles may slide if the road is icy, slushy, or snowy and make sure they have come to a complete stop before entering the crosswalk.
- Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street – when eyes lock, it’s safer to walk.
- Abide by traffic signs and signals. They are in place to protect your safety.
For more information and safety tips, visit https://saferoads.com/drivers/safety-issues/intersections.
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.