Strathcona County RCMP Remind Motorists to Drive Safely This Long Weekend

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 RCMP – Construction Zones

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.

FRAUD PREVENTION TIPS

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.

March is Fraud Prevention Month

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 RCMP – Winter Driving Tips

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.

Strathcona County RCMP Team Up for Halloween

Strathcona County, Alberta – The Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services are again teaming up with community partners this Halloween to ensure all trick-or-treaters enjoy a safe and fun evening.

Joining the team this year will be the Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol, Strathcona County Transit, Strathcona County Emergency Services and Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Club.

Strathcona County RCMP and Citizens On Patrol team up –Lock It or Lose It

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Tuesday October 3, 2018 Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Citizens On Patrol (COP) volunteers did crime prevention inspections on 374 vehicles parked at Millennium Place, as part of the Lock it or Lose it public education campaign. Volunteers did not try doors or touch vehicles, other than to leave a report card at the vehicle, flagging temptations that might encourage a thief to break into the vehicle or try to steal it.