RCMP

In Alberta, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) serves as the provincial police force, as is the case in all provinces except Ontario and Quebec. The RCMP enforces both provincial statutes and the Criminal Code of Canada. The Province of Alberta covers the expense of police services for all Alberta municipalities under 5,000 residents. 

The Morinville RCMP detachment serves both urban and rural areas. The area is policed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact information:

In the case of an emergency call: 9-1-1
Complaints: 780-939-4520
Administration: 780-939-4550
Fax: 780-939-3774

Address:

Morinville RCMP Detachment
10512-101 Avenue,
Morinville, AB  T8R 1K9

Visit the Federal Royal Canadian Mounted Police website for more information.

Town of Legal Crime Map

Overview

The Town of Legal is committed to neighbourhood development, including innovative and responsive community policing.

Knowing the real picture of neighbourhood crime reported to the RCMP is the first step in doing something about it. Neighbourhood crime is more than just numbers; it’s about knowing where crime is happening.

The RCMP Public Crime Map is provided by the Alberta RCMP's mapping unit.

The Crime Map is updated daily, Monday to Friday by the RCMP.

For more information, please contact the Morinville RCMP:
PHONE:  780-939-4550

 

RCMP Crime Prevention Calendar

Alberta RCMP has introduced a newly developed Crime Prevention Calendar. This calendar will be used across Alberta for education and public outreach.

The calendar provides monthly themes that will inform their messaging, and partner messaging, throughout the year. Each month's theme was chosen based on a combination of statistics, seasonality and public perception of issues.

March is National Fraud Prevention Month

March is the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association's (ACCPA) fraud prevention month. Each year, the ACCPA hosts events for Albertans to learn more about the ways in which fraudulent activity impacts their communities. The ACCPA and supporting organizations, including the RCMP, highlights topics including cyber-crime, identity-theft, phone scams, and more over social media. Albertans can follow the hashtag #FPM2021 to find fraud prevention information and resources.

Last year, the Alberta RCMP investigated a total of 10,504 reports of fraud, with 915 cases in March 2020 alone. Fraud–prevention education is key to keeping you and your loved one's finances and personal information safe.

Frauds often front as banking or credit card services, government agencies, and even customer service representatives. Posing as seemingly trustworthy sources, scams con victims into providing their personal and, in most cases, financial information. Learning how to detect potential fraud is your best defense against falling victim to the crime. Alberta RCMP shares the following tips on 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.

These are just some ways to identify potential fraud. If you are unsure of whether or not you are being targeted by a scam, check with family or friends, or visit the Government of Canada's website to learn about common scam-types and how to protect yourself against them.

If you have been the victim of a fraud, report it to your local law enforcement and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcenter.ca, or by calling: 1-888-495-8501. Please contact your bank and credit card company if you believe your personal or financial information has been compromised.

For more fraud prevention information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.

Remember! If you see something, say something!

Public safety is everyone's responsibility—and it's easy. The best way to do your part for public safety is to get connected to your neighbourhood, pay attention to what is going on around you and report any criminal or suspicious activity to the police. 

The Morinville RCMP can be reached at 780-939-4520 or in the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

For more crime prevention tips, follow us on Facebook (@RCMPinAlberta) and Twitter (@RCMPAlberta).

Link to the Crime Prevention Calendar: http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/ab/crime-reduction-réduction-de-la-criminalité/crime-prevention-calendar.htm

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