Policing in the County of Grande Prairie is the responsibility of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who are the provincial police service for the Province of Alberta. In 2008, the RCMP detachments of Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge integrated to form a single detachment. The detachment works closely with volunteers to offer residents a number of community based programs including Auxiliary Constables, Block Parents, and Crime Stoppers.
Contact Info: Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Complain Line: (780) 830-5700
General Inquiries: (780) 830-5701
Click on this link to be directed to the RCMP Grande Prairie-Beaverlodge Detachment.
Community Services Division
Located within the Municipal Servies building, the County of Grande Prairie is proud to have one of the most comprehensive Community Services Divisons in the Province. The county has proven itself to be aleader in the delivery of policing programs, fire protection and emergency management, which serves as a testament to attaining their goal of providing a safe and secure environment for residents andbusinessess.
The community Services Division, under the direction of the Director of Community Services, consists of the following departments: Regional Enforcement Services; Agricultural Services; Parks and Recreation; and FCSS. Emergency Management responsibility also falls under Community Services.
Regional Enforcement Services
Supplemental to the RCMP, the Regional Enforcement Services Department consists of a Patrol Unit, Bylaw Unit, Animal Control Unit, and Enhanced Policing Unit. In a unique service, the county offers all the current levels of the Alberta Policing continuum under one roof in a onestop shopping format.
In addition to the County of Grande Prairie, the department currently contracts its services to the Towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, and Wembley; the Village of Hythe; the MD of Greenview; and Saddle Hills County.
The County of Grande Prairie is the only municipality in the province to have RCMP members working with them, under one roof, and integrated into their service delivery model. The County is also an authorized employer of Peace Officers under the Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security Peace Officer program. The County employs both Level 1 and Level 2 Community Peace Officers.
The Peace Officers of the Patrol Unit enforce provincial statutes related to traffic safety and are tied to the commitment and values of the Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has the objective of reducing the number of deaths and injuries on Alberta's highways.
The Bylaw Unit primarily deals with parking, abandoned vehicles, unsightly premises and regulatory municpal bylaws.
Animal Control Unit
The Animal Control Unit primarily deals with dogs and dog related complaints.
Regional Animal Pound
Owned jointlyby the City and County of Grande Prairie, the Regional Pound is ran and administered under contract by the Grande Prairie and District SPCA.
RCMP Enhanced Police
The County employs 3 Enhanced RCMP police members that work out of the Municpal Services Building. In addition to supplimenting the RCMP ruraldetachment as required, the Enhanced Police also carry out anumber of community and crime prevention based programs such as DARE, Rural Crime Watch, Report a Drug House, PARTY, and Citizen on Patrol. The enhanced plice work very closely both with the rural RCMP, but also the different levels of policing continuum employed by the County in the Regional Enforcement Services Department.
Community Services works closely with Petroleum and other Industry, Alberta Emergency Management Agency, the Alberta Fire Commissioner Office,EMS, County and local Fire Services, FCSS, Enforcement and Police to deliver up to date, quality services and training. The County is also amember and founding partner of GPREP, which is the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership consisting of 5 municipalities and the Grande Prairie Regional College. An Emergency Operation Center with state of the art communications equipment capable of handling both wide-scale or local state of emergency disasters is located in the County of Grande Prairie municipal Services Building.
The County of Grande Prairie provides Regional Fire, Investigation, Inspection and Medicalservies from two full time, three Paid on Call and four Contract departments. Stations are located in Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont,Bunes, Hythe, LaGlace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek and Wembley.
The County has ongoing Mutual Aid agreements with both internal and external fire departments, such as the MD of Greenview and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, for fire suppression, equipment and resources.
The County Fire Service endeavors to exceed the Alberta code of Practice for Firefighters (2008) ensuring that all Firefighters train to the NFPA 1001 Level II Professional Firefighter standard. Once complete all County of Grande Prairie Fire Service firefighters will perform annual competency skill checks demonstrating retention of knowledge and ability.