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 May is Break & Enter (residential, seasonal properties, outbuildings): Tips for protecting property and encouraging reporting.
Home Security Tips: Tips to help keep your home secure:
Don’t leave empty cartons in your carport, yard or driveway. You are advertising the fact you have a brand new flat screen TV, laptop, iPad or other very desirable object to steal.
Keep your doors locked even though you may just be in your back yard. It doesn’t take long for a thief to slip into and out of your home.
Close and lock all windows each time you leave your home.
If you have an alarm, ensure to set it before you leave home.
Do not keep ladders or tools on the outside of your home. If it can be used to gain entry into your home keep it locked up and out of sight.
Always keep your vehicle locked even if it’s parked in your carport or driveway. Don’t be fooled into thinking your vehicle is safe.
While on vacation arrange for someone to shovel/mow the lawn and park in your driveway. It’s ideal to have someone you trust, house-sit for you so your home is still lived in while you are away. If this is not possible make sure your home looks lived in.
Use timers on indoor lights and tamper-proof, motion sensor lights around the perimeter of your home. Lighting is the most effective crime prevention tool since criminals do not want to be seen.
Keep your vacation plans off social networks like Facebook. It is easy to gain access to personal information once it’s entered onto Facebook or another social network.
Make sure your house number is visible during the day and night. In an emergency you want emergency crews to find your house number as soon as possible.
Install a door viewer so you know who is at your door before you open it. Know who is there before you open your door and home to a stranger.
Get to know your neighbours. Knowing who belongs in your neighbourhood is a great way to protect yourself.
Be sure to follow the Golden Rule of community safety: If you see something, say something. Always report suspicious activity to the police.
Record serial numbers, keep a log and take pictures of items in your storage locker.
Check on your storage locker from time to time to make sure items are safe and nothing has been tampered with. If you find that it has been broken into, call your local RCMP Detachment; we want to know about it even if nothing has been stolen.
Avoid leaving anything of value in parked vehicles and always lock vehicle doors.
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.