Strathcona County, Alta. - As the weather becomes warmer you will see more adults and children riding their bicycles on the roadways. Taking family bicycle rides are a fun way to spend quality time with your children and also get some exercise. The Strathcona County RCMP wants to remind cyclists about the importance of helmet and bicycle safety.
Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP is excited to be a part of the upcoming Seniors’ Week celebrations during the first week of June. Seniors make numerous positive contributions to their families, communities and society every single day. This is a week to recognize these contributions and show our support.
The Strathcona County RCMP is offering two information sessions for seniors that will cover RCMP initiatives, crime preventions tips and local crime statistics.
When: June 4, 2019
Sherwood Park, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are reminding residents that although many people have the upcoming long weekend off work, officers will be out in full force throughout the long weekend to ensure drivers are being safe. Motorists can expect to see an increase in traffic volume and a significant increase in the number of RV’s and motorcycles on the roads.
Strathcona County, Alta. - As the weather warms up residents can expect construction season to start once again this year. The Strathcona County RCMP wants to remind motorists that when you are driving through a construction zone, always obey the posted speed limit, even if you do not see any workers.
Safety is always the highest priority for road construction projects. Speed reductions in construction zones protect both workers and the travelling public.
For the safety of road workers: speed fines are doubled when workers are present.
Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP are warning residents of prize scams where residents are receiving phone calls or emails advising they are the winner of a large lottery or sweepstakes. Often with these prize scams the winner is instructed to pay an upfront fee to cover taxes or legal fees before receiving any winnings.
Strathcona County, Alta. – Fraud Prevention Month is an annual public awareness campaign held in March that works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by helping them "Recognize it. Report it. Stop it."
Thousands of Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life are defrauded each year. There is no typical fraud victim in Canada. Fraud targets Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life and recognizing fraud is the first step to better protecting yourself.
Strathcona County, Alta. - March is Fraud Prevention month and although there is numerous scams and frauds circulating, the Strathcona County RCMP warns that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scam is still the most prevalent.
This scam involves receiving phone calls or emails from individuals impersonating CRA employees. Fraudsters are either phishing for your identification or asking that outstanding taxes be paid by itunes cards or by pre-paid debit/credit cards. There are two variations:
Strathcona County, Alta – Strathcona County RCMP is currently investigating a scam involving a vacation rental posted on the buy and sell site known as Kijiji.
Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind motorists that winter driving can be challenging with rapidly changing weather and cooler temperatures.
Winter weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable, placing extra demands on your vehicle and driving skills. With snow, ice and slush on the roadway, it’s important to be extra cautious and to be prepared for emergencies.
The volunteers at Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you have a safe and warm Holiday season. We hope to see you all in 2019 helping to make our Community safe for our families.