Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services were out in full force this May long weekend

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Strathcona County, AB - Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services were out in full force this past May long weekend to ensure the safety of drivers on the roadway. The results of their efforts were significant, with 500 tickets issued and 152 warnings handed out.

Throughout the weekend, numerous check stops were set up to catch any drivers who may be putting themselves and others at risk. One notable check stop occurred on Saturday night on 17th St, Sherwood Park, Alta., where police issued over 6 Immediate Roadside Sanctions in just 1.5 hours.

Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services Host Annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Fair

Sherwood Park, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services are pleased to announce the hosting of their annual bike rodeo and safety fair on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The event will occur at the Strathcona Athletic Park, at 1100 N, Cloverbar Road in Sherwood Park, Alta., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

On November 30, 2023, the 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline, a national, three-digit, easily recognized number for suicide prevention and emotional distress, will be available across Canada. The 9-8-8 Crisis Helpline will provide access to 24/7/365, bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate suicide prevention and emotional distress support through phone and text.

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of Charity Scam

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP have been advised of a current scam that has been taking place inside businesses, particularly grocery stores in Sherwood Park. Individuals are approaching customers and showing them a piece of paper indicating they are hearing impaired and asking for donations. The individuals are not able to provide any organization or charity documentation.

Strathcona County RCMP Warns Residents About the Grandparent’s Scam

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP warns the public about the grandparent’s scam that has been circulating in the area.

Grandparent scams are common scams that target seniors and usually involve a phone call from someone who pretends to be a grandchild a lawyer calling on their behalf. If you get a call like this, be prepared: the scammer may already know your grandchild’s name and what your grandchild calls you (for example, a nickname like Nona or Grampy).

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of Loan and Grant Scams

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP want to warn residents of scams involving grants and loans. This many include funding and financial support for entrepreneurs and business owners and also grants for senior citizens or individuals seeking disability grants. This may show up in the form of an ad or you may be contacted through social media.

Addressing Catalytic Converter Theft in Alberta

By Carolyn McTighe

Crime Prevention Liaison-K Division


Catalytic converter theft is an ongoing concern across Alberta and a problem the RCMP are proactively looking for ways to combat. New crime prevention initiatives like You Etch It. We Catch It, a program created by Leduc RCMP in collaboration with the City of Leduc, are being developed to educate not only vehicle owners, but also vehicle dealerships and service shops on the benefit of ID etching.

Strathcona County RCMP Provide Holiday Safety Tips to Residents

Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind residents that the holiday season is an active time and requires extra vigilance to prevent theft.  It is also a time when busy people let their guard down and become more vulnerable to theft. Crime prevention is especially important during the holiday season. Protecting yourself, vehicle and your home from potential crime is the easiest way to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

Here are some crime prevention tips for the holiday season: