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.
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In the case of an emergency call: 9-1-1 Complaints: 780-939-4520 Administration: 780-939-4550 Fax: 780-939-3774
Morinville RCMP Detachment 10512-101 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1K9
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.
The crime prevention theme for September is Break & Enter (Businesses).
While businesses sit empty as many practise physical distancing in the face of COVID-19, some criminals can see an opportunity. Here are a few tips for business owners to help protect their property.
A sign noting that the business is frequently monitored, has video surveillance in place, doesn't keep cash on the premises and has an active alarm system in place can help deter potential criminals looking to take advantage of empty property.
Items like shovels or ladders that are kept outside or near a door can potentially be used as break-in tools or even weapons. Consider storing them safely inside so they can't be used by criminals.
Ensure an alarm system is up to date and working properly. Remember to double check the batteries and confirm connections are working properly with the alarm company. If a break-in does occur, an alarm system can quickly notify police.
Ensure all outdoor lights are working properly and consider leaving a light or two on inside. The extra light increases visibility for police on patrol and a light inside can give the impression someone's present.
A watchful eye
Drive by your business a few times a week to make sure there's nothing out of the ordinary. Beware of pry marks and broken windows and doors. If it looks like someone tried to gain access, report it to police.
Report suspicious behaviour
Report all suspicious behaviour, break-ins and attempts to police. The reports help officers and crime analysts determine potential hotspots and where they should focus patrols. If you catch someone in the act, call police rather than confronting them yourself.
Look out for each other
More people at home practising physical distancing means fewer people out and about to report suspicious activities. Work with neighbouring businesses to look out for each other. Consider forming a neighbourhood watch group to keep everyone informed.
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.
Citizens of Patrol (COP) are active in Legal. COP’s goal is to be the look-out for any suspicious or criminal activity in and around the community, to record the activity, and where appropriate, to report such activities to the RCMP. Simply put, COP members act as additional “eyes and ears” for the community and the police which assists in reducing crime.
Help keep the Town of Legal safe by acting as a Citizen on Patrol.
Sturgeon Victim Services is a volunteer organization working in partnership with the Morinville RCMP to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. Many resources are available by contacting this organization.