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.

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.

Signage

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.

Remove items

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.

Alarms

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.

Lighting

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.

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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