Strathcona County RCMP Restores the School Resource Officer Program

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP is pleased to announce the return of School Resource Officer Program to the community starting in October 2021.

There will be five School Resource Officers (SRO) that will be working cooperatively with school administration, staff, students, parents, and the community. The SRO’s will help to proactively identify and address school concerns and to build relationships between communities, schools and the police.

Strathcona County RCMP - Back to School Safety Tips

Sherwood Park, Alta. – As the new school year starts, the Strathcona County RCMP, along with our enforcement partners will be involved in educating the public on back to school safety. For children this is an exciting time of year and they may forget basic road safety rules as they walk, bicycle or ride the bus to school. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving through residential areas and to adhere to speed limits in school and playground zones.

Alberta RCMP Launches Online Crime Reporting Pilot and Your Detachment Area Is a Part of It!

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County detachment has been selected to be a part of phase two of the Alberta RCMP’s online crime reporting pilot program beginning June 8, 2020. The online crime reporting tool will allow residents of Strathcona County detachment area to report select crimes online and all reports will be followed up with by a phone call from a police officer within five business days. This project has been initiated to ensure the public is able to report certain crime types in whatever way is most convenient or accessible to them.

Strathcona County RCMP Remind Parents of On-Line Safety for Children

Strathcona County, Alta. – With schools being closed, children who are home will potentially have more unrestricted time online. Strathcona County RCMP is urging families to have conversations about internet safety and implement strategies to ensure everyone is protected online.

During this time your child may want to spend increased time connecting with friends by live streaming, video chatting or online gaming. Parents should be aware of the different apps that their children are accessing and be aware of what content they are creating and posting online.