St. Albert Policing Committee

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St. Albert Policing Committee at Farmer's Market.

*Photography used was taken pre Covid-19.

Working together with the community, and the RCMP, to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of St. Albert and an effective and accountable policing service.


Let's talk about policing!

Each of the tabs below provide the opportunity to share feedback on RCMP-related policing issues in St. Albert.

  • Provide input on St. Albert's Annual Policing Priorities. Go to "Survey."
  • Discuss issues about safety, security, and RCMP policing in St. Albert. Go to "Let's Talk Policing."
  • Share ideas about improving community safety. Go to "Share Your Ideas."
  • Get updates on Committee events & happenings. Go to "News & Events."


*Photography used was taken pre Covid-19.

Working together with the community, and the RCMP, to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of St. Albert and an effective and accountable policing service.


Let's talk about policing!

Each of the tabs below provide the opportunity to share feedback on RCMP-related policing issues in St. Albert.

  • Provide input on St. Albert's Annual Policing Priorities. Go to "Survey."
  • Discuss issues about safety, security, and RCMP policing in St. Albert. Go to "Let's Talk Policing."
  • Share ideas about improving community safety. Go to "Share Your Ideas."
  • Get updates on Committee events & happenings. Go to "News & Events."


  • Welcome to the St. Albert Policing Committee consultation page!

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    This page is designed to engage local residents and business owners in a discussion of RCMP-related policing issues in our community. Participate in our forums, surveys, and polls and share your feedback with the St. Albert Policing Committee. You can also follow this news feed for the latest information on our events and happenings.

  • St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention theme for October is Break and Enter to Seasonal Property

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    October is one of the highest months for Break and Enters to seasonal properties and St. Albert RCMP is encouraging property owners to consider Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) this season when closing up their properties for the winter.

    In an effort to curb break-ins during the fall and winter months, St. Albert RCMP is providing these tips:

    · Safeguard your seasonal property by making sure all doors are locked and alarm system is set.

    · Consider installing metal doors, bars or roll shutters on windows, and a security system, if your property is not already outfitted.

    · Invest in a security camera. Just the presence of a camera could deter a thief and it can help identify them if they do commit a crime.

    · Do not wait until tomorrow to think about crime prevention. Things as simple as turning on lights, keeping your property well-maintained, and locking doors can help deter a criminal.

    · Periodically check on your property to make sure nothing is amiss.

    · When packing up for the season, make sure to take home valuables and lock up anything you leave behind.

    · Follow 9PMRoutine… Did you set the alarm? Are all the doors and windows locked? Are all valuables away from the windows?

  • St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention theme for September is Business Break and Enter

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    Pre COVID, in 2019, there were over 5,500 Break and Enters to businesses in Alberta. The three highest months for Break and Enters to businesses were:

    · August (over 600)

    · September (almost 550)

    · July (over 500)



    St. Albert RCMP want to educate business owners while keeping in mind the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is a crime prevention theory focusing on tactical design and the effective use of the built environment, which when applied, reduces both crime and the fear of crime.

    Tips for protecting your business:

    · Install motion sensor lights

    · Keep an inside light on at all times

    · Remove items that could be used to climb onto the roof

    · Keep windows clear of stickers, posters and high display cases

    · Trim bushes/trees under windows to create clear sightlines

    · Install video cameras

    · Invest in an alarm system

    · Keep valuables away from windows

    · Do not leave money in register at night and leave drawer open

    · Install roll shutters or bars on windows

    · Install bollards (ram pillars) in front of business


    St. Albert RCMP also want to provide some ATM safety measures to business owners, if applicable, as ATM machines are sought-after in business break & enters:

    • Keep the ATM in an area away from the front of the store (to deter vehicle ramming), but in an area where staff can see all activity around it.

    • Ensure ATM is securely fastened to make it more difficult to remove.

    • Have appropriate signage around the ATM stating that it is being monitored by video surveillance.

    • Ensure ATM has a GPS tracking device and familiarize yourself with the system.

    • Install an alarm system on the ATM.

    • Install bollards in front of business to prevent vehicle ramming.

  • Rise in mental-health calls during quarter: RCMP report

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    During the COVID lockdown in 2020, mental-health support calls jumped to 519, a 22-per-cent increase.

    Read more: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-news/rise-in-mental-health-calls-during-quarter-rcmp-report-4190370

  • RCMP Reaches Out for Minority Voices

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    St. Albert is looking to establish a diverse group to advise the policing committee.

    Read the full article: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-news/rcmp-reaches-out-for-minority-voices-4187435

  • St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention theme for July is Theft From Yard

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    The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for July is “Theft From Yard.” In 2019 there were over 126,000 property crime offenses in Alberta with over 12,400 of them occurring in July.


    St. Albert RCMP ask the community to follow the following tips to prevent these types of thefts from occurring:

    · Ensure bicycles/scooters are locked up and/or put away

    · Put identifying marks/numbers or serial numbers on bikes, lawn mowers, quads, outdoor equipment/tools

    · Put away children’s toys and bikes

    · Put away all tools

    · Lock the front door even when outside in the back yard

    · Ask a neighbour to take care of the yard & take in papers if you plan to be away

    · Turn on outside lights in the evening and install motion sensor lights

    Similar to the above tips, St. Albert RCMP follow #9PMRoutine / Lock It – Crime Reduction initiatives.



    Every night at 9 PM:


    · Remove valuables from your vehicle and ensure it’s locked, windows are closed, and if possible, your vehicle’s parked in a garage.

    · Close all garage windows and lock any garage doors, especially those leading into your house.

    · Keep your vehicle registration and insurance documents secure. The documents can be used to commit other crimes.

    · Check and lock all house doors and shut all windows.

    · Turn on an exterior light.

    · Close and lock your fence gate.

    · Lock your shed.

    · Put away bikes and toys in your yard.

    · Park in the garage instead of the street, if possible.


    Everyone has a role to play in keeping our community safe. If you see something or feel something is suspicious, do not assume someone else has reported it, write it down and call the police.

  • St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention theme for June is Theft of Off Highway Vehicles

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    The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for June is “Theft of Off Highway Vehicles.” St. Albert citizens should not only focus on off highway vehicles (quads, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, golf carts) but all other outdoor items located on their property as well (bicycles, scooters, boats, lawn mowers and small farm equipment).

    St. Albert RCMP encourage the community to follow the following tips to keep recreational vehicles and other summer items safe:

    • Follow a nightly checklist to ensure everything is locked up and secured for the night.
    • When you are finished using your recreational vehicle, bicycle or scooter, park them in a locked garage or shed.
    • If you cannot park indoors, park in sight and chained to something.
    • To ensure maximum protection, turn on your outside lights at night.
    • Engrave your off-highway vehicles and other valuable items with your name and/or a serial number/driver’s license number.
    • Keep a detailed list of your property including photos, make/models and serial numbers.
    • Invest in timers for lights and surveillance cameras.

    Everyone has a role to play in keeping our community safe. If you see something or feel something is suspicious, do not assume someone else has reported it, write it down and call the police.


    This month, follow #SummerSafety for crime prevention tips to safely store and protect your off-highway vehicles on our social media accounts on Twitter (@RCMPAlberta), Facebook (@RCMPinAlberta) and YouTube (@RCMP-GRC Alberta).


    Citizens are also encouraged to follow #9PMRoutine / Lock It – Crime Reduction initiatives practiced in St. Albert.

  • St. Albert RCMP “Safe Internet Exchange Zone”

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    St. Albert RCMP has created a Safe Internet Exchange Zone for residents to utilize when meeting to buy and sell items online. This program will help to provide St. Albert citizens with a safe place in the city to do their exchanges. The location selected as the Safe Internet Exchange Zone is located in the parking lot at Servus Place (400 Campbell Road). Two parking stalls at Servus Place (location - Option 1 on the attached map), provide easy access, less busy area of the parking lot, and few obstructions ensuring continuous surveillance. This site may also be utilized for child custody exchanges.


    The Safe Internet Exchange Zone will be open 24/7 for exchange of items purchased off the internet on Kijiji, Facebook buy/sell sites, Marketplace, etc. providing buyers and sellers with the knowledge that the site is under 24 hour video surveillance. Residents are encouraged to visit the site during daytime hours.


    This is the first site of its kind in St. Albert. Similar programs have been put in place in surrounding municipalities, including Parkland County, Strathcona County and Edmonton.


    TIPS FOR SAFELY BUYING AND SELLING ITEMS ONLINE:

    · Do not meet in a secluded place or invite strangers into your home.

    · Have someone come with you when you meet. If you cannot arrange for someone to come with you, let friends or family know where you are going, what time you're meeting, and all the details about who you are meeting. Let your contact know that everything is okay.

    · Do not disclose to the seller how you will be paying if it's not necessary. If the seller is aware that you will be arriving with a large quantity of cash, it is an excellent opportunity for a personal robbery to take place.

    · If you are carrying a large sum of cash, either before or after the transaction, do not make it obvious, and be careful to ensure that you are not followed after the transaction.

    · Do not purchase anything while using public Wi-Fi. Shop using your own data connection or a trusted network. If you have done some shopping already, watch your financial statements for any unauthorized purchases.

  • The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for May is “Break & Enter to Residential, Seasonal Properties & Outbuildings.”

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    St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention theme for May is Break & Enter to Residential, Seasonal Properties & Outbuildings

    St. Albert, Alta. – The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for May is “Break & Enter to Residential, Seasonal Properties & Outbuildings.” A residential break & enter occurs when someone enters a residence or outbuilding without permission and commits or intends to commit a crime, typically theft. Regardless of the value of property stolen or destroyed, break & enter is a serious offence and as a victim, break & enter can reduce feelings of safety and security.


    St. Albert RCMP are reminding the community to take every step possible to protect their property and urge people to be vigilant about strangers coming onto your/neighbour’s property, or entering condo/apt buildings.


    Tips To Remember:

    · Lock/Secure all doors and windows to homes, outbuildings, sheds, garages

    · Consider installing alarms, surveillance cameras and motion sensor lights

    · Ensure lights are on timers inside residence

    · Leave outdoor lights on at night

    · Do not leave valuables lying around the property or in vehicles

    · Season Properties should be checked regularly if not occupied

    · Let neighbours know if you are going away

    · If away, make arrangements for mail/papers to be picked up daily & grass/yard work is taken care of



    Everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe. If you see something or feel something is suspicious, do not assume someone else has reported it, write it down and call the police. Citizens are reminded to follow #9PMRoutine / Lock It – Crime Reduction initiatives practiced in St. Albert.


    St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to the RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


  • Domestic violence tops RCMP priority list

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    Inspector Ryan Comaniuk has released the St. Albert RCMP’s 2021-22 Annual Performance Plan (APP), a series of year-long initiatives aimed at reducing crime and building trust within the community.

    Working in partnership with the St. Albert Policing Committee, Comaniuk has highlighted a series of initiatives that target three key areas: domestic violence and assault; mental health and vulnerable communities; and crime reduction.

    Read more: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-news/domestic-violence-tops-rcmp-priority-list-3649040

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