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Working Hand-in-Hand with Community Members

The MD's Protective Services team helps ensure our communities are safe and secure places where we can live, work and raise families. They perform a number of duties from enforcing various bylaws to ensuring the security of public facilities.

This small-yet-resourceful team educates, informs and empowers residents to understand and respect community bylaws, concerns and risks, reducing violations and creating a safer space for all. By fostering and maintaining strong relationships, this crew works tirelessly to create a community that cares.

Peace Officers are Not Police Officers

The MD's Peace Officers are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you need immediate emergency assistance with fire, ambulance or police-related issues, please dial 911.

Meet Your Friendly Neighbourhood Peace Officer

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Paul Mulholland has been serving the communities of Lesser Slave River for more than a decade. All local matters from animal control to bylaw enforcement are dealt with through Paul and his crew.

"Enforcement is necessary for the public good — but enforcement alone is not the key to compliance. Our focus is on educating folks, and empowering them to make good decisions. We seek to promote a sense of community where residents are empowered to resolve conflicts with composure, kindness and common sense."

Current Questions and Answers

What is a peace officer?

A Peace Officer in Alberta is an individual appointed and designated to enforce specific laws and regulations within the province. They have the authority to maintain public safety, investigate offenses, and carry out various duties to ensure compliance with the law.

What powers do Alberta Peace Officers have?

Alberta Peace Officers have specific powers granted under various provincial acts. These powers may include the authority to issue tickets, arrest individuals, conduct investigations, and enforce certain statutes such as traffic laws, environmental regulations, and community safety initiatives.

What is the role of Alberta Peace Officers in public safety?

Alberta Peace Officers play a crucial role in maintaining public safety by enforcing laws related to traffic, wildlife, environment, and community safety. They contribute to crime prevention, emergency response, and community engagement to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents.

What types of offenses do Alberta Peace Officers handle?

Alberta Peace Officers handle a wide range of offenses depending on their specific designation. This may include traffic violations, environmental infractions, bylaw violations, and other offenses related to public safety and community well-being.

How can I identify an Alberta Peace Officer?

Alberta Peace Officers typically carry identification and wear uniforms that clearly indicate their status. It is important to ask for identification if approached by a Peace Officer and to comply with their instructions.

How can I report an incident to a Peace Officer?

If you need to report an incident or have concerns related to public safety, you can contact your local law enforcement agency or municipal office. In emergencies, always dial 911.

Do Alberta Peace Officers work in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies?

Yes, Alberta Peace Officers often collaborate with municipal police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and other law enforcement agencies to address complex issues and ensure effective enforcement of laws.

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