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.

  • Crime Prevention theme for December is Mail Theft

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    St. Albert RCMP would like to remind community members to protect themselves from mail theft as we move into the holiday season.

    Some tips to keep your mail safe include:

    - Checking mail regularly, as soon as possible after delivery

    - If you are going out of town, have someone you trust collect your mail, or contact Canada Post to hold your mail until you return

    - If there is a damaged or tampered with mailbox, contact Canada Post to report it

    - Do not send cash in the mail

    - Track your shipments

    - Plan to be home when packages are supposed to arrive, or arrange an alternate delivery and pickup location

    - Consider installing video surveillance

    St. Albert RCMP also encourage neighbours to look out for each other and report any suspicious activity.

  • St. Albert RCMP highlight Signal for Help campaign

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    St. Albert RCMP are highlighting a way for individuals to discretely signal they need help as part of family violence prevention month.

    The Signal for Help, launched during the pandemic, gives individuals a way to indicate they need help on video calls or in public places. The signal consists of tucking your thumb into your open palm, then folding your four other fingers over your thumb, St. Albert RCMP said in a Nov. 25 press release.

    Read more: https://www.stalberttoday.ca/local-news/st-albert-rcmp-highlight-signal-for-help-campaign-4799674

  • Crime Prevention theme for November is cybercrime

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    The Alberta Crime Prevention theme for November is cybercrime. Online crime is a global issue, which has a huge effect on everyone. Cybercrime is criminal activity that either targets or uses a computer, a computer network or a networked device.

    Some of the most common computer and internet cybercrime are:

    • Phishing – Email and Internet Fraud
    • Harassment / Sextortion
    • Ransomware Attacks
    • Identify Fraud
    • Child Pornography & Solicitation
    • Account Hacking
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Credit Card Fraud

    So much of society depends on the internet, computers, tablets and/or cellular devices on a daily bases, it is easy for someone to fall prey to cybercrime. St. Albert RCMP want to educate citizens about online crime and offer the following tips to help protect themselves:

    · Do not reuse passwords, change them often, and be sure to use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters to create a strong one!

    · Many websites, especially social media platforms, offer the option of multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication makes it more difficult for criminals to access your accounts by needing more than one piece of identifying information.

    · Review privacy settings regularly in order to control who can see what personal information is posted to your profile.

    · Buy from reputable sources and do not let unbeatable prices cloud your judgement.

    · Avoid conducting financial transactions via public Wi-Fi.

    · Install updates on your devices as soon as you are prompted. Updates fix security issues.

    · Phishing is a commonly used tactic for cyber crime. Phishing messages ask you to validate information by clicking links and may threaten you with legal action. Verify legitimacy by calling the company directly.

    For more information on cybercrime, please visit: www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/crime-and-crime-prevention/cybercrime.html

  • Apply to St. Albert Boards & Committees

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    Serve on a City Board or Committee

    The City of St. Albert invites residents to serve on a civic agency to provide guidance to City Council and assist in civic operations. This includes the St. Albert Policing Committee.

    This is an excellent opportunity to provide input into the decisions facing St. Albert in the coming years. Anyone with an interest in serving the community is encouraged to apply.

    Online applications are open from November 1-18, 2021.

    https://stalbert.ca/cosa/leadership/committees/apply/

  • 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.

Page last updated: 03 Dec 2021, 12:49 PM