Strathcona County RCMP - Back to School Safety Tips

Sherwood Park, Alta. – As the new school year starts, the Strathcona County RCMP, along with our enforcement partners will be involved in educating the public on back to school safety. For children this is an exciting time of year and they may forget basic road safety rules as they walk, bicycle or ride the bus to school. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving through residential areas and to adhere to speed limits in school and playground zones.

Alberta RCMP Launches Online Crime Reporting Pilot and Your Detachment Area Is a Part of It!

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County detachment has been selected to be a part of phase two of the Alberta RCMP’s online crime reporting pilot program beginning June 8, 2020. The online crime reporting tool will allow residents of Strathcona County detachment area to report select crimes online and all reports will be followed up with by a phone call from a police officer within five business days. This project has been initiated to ensure the public is able to report certain crime types in whatever way is most convenient or accessible to them.

Strathcona County RCMP Remind Parents of On-Line Safety for Children

Strathcona County, Alta. – With schools being closed, children who are home will potentially have more unrestricted time online. Strathcona County RCMP is urging families to have conversations about internet safety and implement strategies to ensure everyone is protected online.

During this time your child may want to spend increased time connecting with friends by live streaming, video chatting or online gaming. Parents should be aware of the different apps that their children are accessing and be aware of what content they are creating and posting online.

Strathcona County RCMP Warn of the Dangers of Fatigued Driving

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, and now with the legalization of Marijuana, driving high. However, not many people know about the dangers of fatigued driving and that it can be just as fatal. Like alcohol, fatigue impairment slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases the risk of being involved in a collision.

Strathcona County RCMP – Neighbours Keen Eye Assists Police With Arrest

Sherwood Park, Alta. – On Dec. 4, 2019, Strathcona County RCMP responded after a keen eyed citizen called police to report that grain was being removed from a neighbours’ property and did not believe it was authorized. Police attended the rural location near Josephburg, Alta. and determined that a grain company had made arrangements to buy the grain.

Strathcona County RCMP Urges Preparation and Patience in Winter Driving

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Winter driving on snow covered roads and highways can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes even hazardous. Driving during the winter months can be stressful. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling during the holidays or running errands, everyone should be prepared to cope with the difficulties of winter driving.

If road conditions are dangerous, consider making alternate travel arrangements or postponing your trip until conditions improve