Community Peace Officers operate under the Authorization to Employ Community Peace Officers as provided by the Alberta Solicitor General Public Security Division, to carry out duties as assigned by Council including road protection initiatives, traffic management (enforcement), public relations/awareness, public safety, disaster services, conducting preventative patrols, as well as providing assistance to the RCMP (Provincial Police Service) as requested.
The Authorization to Employ Community Peace Officers as provided by the Alberta Solicitor General Public Security Division outlines Community Peace Officer enforcement powers which include:
Animal Protection Act
Dangerous Dogs Act
Environmental Protection Acts
Fuel Tax Act
Gaming and Liquor Act
Highway Development and Protection Act
Petty Trespass Act
Provincial Offences Procedures Act
The Traffic Safety Act
Community Peace Officers also enforce many of the County of Wetaskiwin Bylaws.
Community Peace Officers provide a high degree of protection to the County road infrastructure and ensure there exists a safe, unobstructed road system for those local road networks under the direction and supervision of the County of Wetaskiwin Number 10.
Preventive patrols are an integral part of Protective Services core business activities. This proactive public safety initiative further promotes the wants and needs of municipal council ensuring safe communities.
Community Peace Officers attend yearly recertification training sessions that are approved by the Public Security Division, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.