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
Business Security Info & Tips
Did you know?
Theft costs retailers approximately $3.6 billion per year (according to the Retail Council of Canada).
The estimated cost of shoplifting is at least $200 per Canadian household annually.
According to a poll by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), 40% of Canadian businesses experienced a cyber-attack in 2018 and 10% of businesses were attacked 20 or more times. Of great concern is that 71% of businesses did not have a formal ‘patching’ policy to fix potential problems and guard from emerging and evolving threats.
Break and enter to businesses is one of the crimes that are tracked as part of the CompStat process because it is a popular criminal activity among local prolific offenders.
Protect yourself; protect your community!
Invest in a quality security system and use it.
Provide staff with customer service training. Friendly staff who greet and talk with customers can deter would-be criminals.
Show that you take pride in your business. If tagged by graffiti remove as soon as possible.
Train employees to recognize suspicious and criminal activity, how to respond safely and to report to police.
Invest in quality exterior doors and locks. Exterior doors should be solid-core and secured by at least one deadbolt with a minimum 1 throw (throw is the part that extends into the door frame when locked).
Pay attention to computer security. Anti-virus, spam filters and "anti-phishing" software can protect your information and your customers’ information.
Be involved with your community and stay informed of crime hotspots.
Let your windows get covered up with ads and posters. The inside of your business should be visible from the street.
Ignore exterior landscaping. Keep hedges trimmed below 3’ and tree canopies about 7’ to ensure clear sight lines between your business and pedestrians on the street.
Leave your employees and customers in the dark. Entrances should be well lit or lit by motion detector lights. Install anti-tampering cages over outdoor light ﬁxtures to protect the light bulb.
Help criminals by giving them access to the equipment they need to victimize your business. Lock up ladders and tools that could be used in a break-in, theft or robbery.
Leave cash on the premises outside of business hours.
Assume your staff know not to click on links in suspicious or unsolicited emails.
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.