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 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

  • Reminders about Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Safety

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    St. Albert RCMP Distracted Driving & Pedestrian Safety

    St. Albert, Alta. – Spring has arrived and St. Albert RCMP wanted to take the time to remind the community that both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for safety. Roadways are very dynamic environments with situations and circumstances that can change quickly. By taking your eyes off of the road for even a moment you increase the chance of a collision or accident.


    Alberta’s distracted driving law applies to all vehicles and roads in Alberta, as defined by the Traffic Safety Act. Driver’s are reminded that the Traffic Safety Act restricts drivers from doing any of the following, even while stopped at red lights or a crosswalk:


    · using hand-held cell phones

    · texting or e-mailing

    · using electronic devices such as laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players such as MP3 players

    · entering information on GPS units

    · reading printed materials in the vehicle

    · writing, printing or sketching

    · personal grooming such as brushing and flossing teeth, putting on makeup, curling hair, clipping nails or shaving

    The penalty for distracted driving in Alberta is a $300 fine and 3 demerit points.


    Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, but pedestrians also have the responsibility to cross safely. Motorists need to know the laws around stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks and ensure while they are stopped, they are not distracted by cellular devices or otherwise.


    Safety tips for drivers:

    · 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.

    · Stay alert and slow down on residential streets and through school and playground zones.


    Safety tips for pedestrians:

    · Point, Pause and Proceed - be alert at intersections and always look for danger when crossing the street.

    · Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.

    · Be seen - wear bright coloured or reflective clothing when walking in low light or poor weather conditions.

    · Pay attention - remove headphones; put away cellphones or other electronic devices when crossing the street.

    · Walk on the sidewalk.

    · If there is no sidewalk, walk off the road, facing traffic, staying as far away from the vehicles as possible.

    · Abide by traffic signs and signals.


    For more information: https://www.alberta.ca/distracted-driving.aspx

  • April is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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    The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for April is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is an internationally recognized tool to help promote growth in communities and encourage safe activities throughout. 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.


    St. Albert RCMP want to remind citizens about the CPTED principles when conducting spring yard clean up and planning for summer projects, keeping I mind: natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement and space management/maintenance.


    Things to Remember:

    · Install fences and natural barriers on property

    · Trim bushes under windows to create clear sightlines

    · Ensure yard is well-lit

    · Put locks on windows

    · Exterior doors should open outwards

    · Always close gate(s)

    · Lock your front door/garage door when working in the backyard

    · Ask someone to maintain the property while you are away

    · Do not forget to follow #9PMRoutine / Lock It as part of your nightly routine

    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.


  • March is Fraud Prevention Month

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    The RCMP Crime Prevention theme for March is Fraud Prevention, hoping to educate communities about different fraudulent scams. In 2020, Alberta RCMP investigated a total of 10,504 reports of fraud, and in the month of March 2020, Alberta RCMP investigated a total of 915 fraud cases.



    Over the past year, St. Albert residents have fell victim to many online and/or email/phone scams. One of the most recent fraud reports received by the St. Albert RCMP was on February 26, 2021, where a St. Albert citizen lost approximately $30,000 to an online relationship scam.



    The individual met the scammer on Facebook, and after several weeks of communicating online, the fraudster indicated they needed money for new work equipment due to a loss suffered from a fire. The St. Albert resident wire transferred funds, sent i-tune cards and also mailed money to different locations in Canada & the United States, thinking they were helping out the scammer with out-standing bills. It was not until the resident attempted to wire transfer $60,000 to the fraudster that their financial institute stopped the money transfer, advising they felt it was a fraud and to contact police.



    The St. Albert citizen felt they were not in a relationship with the scammer but just helping out someone in need, believing all monies would be returned.



    How to Spot a Scam:


    · Calls from unfamiliar area codes or numbers. Emails from unknown senders or addresses.

    · Online or over the phone requests for immediate payments or money transfers, i.e. e-transfers, gifts cards, etc.

    · When personal or financial information is requested via text, or email.

    · Pre-recorded phone messages or voicemails from banks or government agencies.

    · Be extra cautious when dealing with cheques from unknown parties.

    · If you’re unfamiliar with how cryptocurrencies work, you should avoid dealing in them.


    If you have been a victim of fraud or would like more information on all the different fraudulent scams in Canada, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre @ www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca


    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.


  • Youth meet with St. Albert Policing Committee

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    The St. Albert Youth Committee delivered a presentation to the St. Albert Policing Committee and participants had plenty to discuss.

    Held on Feb. 22 as an online meeting, the hour-long discussion touched on numerous youth priorities such as police-youth relationships, mental health, homelessness, vaping and educational school programs such as D.A.R.E.

    Read more at: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-news/youth-meet-with-st-albert-policing-committee-3471792