Phone: (780) 672-4449
The County Peace Officers operate under the authority of the Alberta Solicitor General to enforce the Traffic Safety Act, Gaming and Liquor Act, Animal Protection Act, Environmental Protection Act, Highway Development and Protection Act, Petty Trespass Act, Provincial Offences Procedures Act and County Bylaws.
The Peace Officers are committed to serving the residents of Camrose County by providing effective law enforcement and community based policing. They are committed to protecting Camrose County's interests including road infrastructure, parks, campgrounds, and liability concerns. County Peace Officers are also under contract to patrol the Villages of Edberg, Ferintosh, Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Hay Lakes and the Town of Bashaw.
The Protective Services Department adopts the following objectives (priorities) in fulfilling its law enforcement:
Protection of Road Infrastructure: The Peace Officers monitor gravel hauls and commercial vehicle traffic on local roads by educating and enforcing the provisions of the Weights and Dimension Regulation. The Manager of Protective Services also reviews and approves, if applicable, all overweight and over-dimensional permit requests that require travel through Camrose County.
Road Safety: The Peace Officers provide a level of traffic safety on local roads by enforcing traffic laws and regulations. The Peace Officers are also involved in traffic safety programs and public education initiatives, such as Occupant Restraints, Distracted Driving and Intersection Safety, etc.
Investigating Complaints: When the Peace Officers receive complaints of alleged breaches of legislation within their appointments, the Peace Officers will investigate those breaches as thoroughly as time and resources allow and where possible, advise the complainant of the outcome of the investigation. In partnership with the Planning Department, the County Officers also investigate unsightly property complaints and follow up with Clean-up Orders.
Assist Other Agencies: The Peace Officers work very closely and assist other law enforcement agencies in the region, with consideration given to the time and resources available with investigations, issues and other concerns that may arise. These other agencies include the RCMP, Fish and Wildlife, SPCA, Brand Inspectors, Alberta Transportation and Alberta Environment. The County Officers strive to maintain an effective liaison with these agencies and establish formal and informal partnerships with other Municipalities as required to respond to issues of mutual concern.
Parks & Campgrounds: The Peace Officers assist Parks & Recreation Staff in maintaining peace and public order in County Parks and Campgrounds. This includes enforcing the Parks Bylaw and other legislation as required. The Peace Officers also proactively address general concerns before they become problematic.
Rural Crime Watch
Camrose County Peace Officers work closely with the Battle River Rural Crime Watch operating within the County boundaries. To learn more about Battle River Rural Crime Watch organization please click on the following link: Battle River Rural Crime Watch Society