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Oct 19

Alberta RCMP “Walk Smart, Drive Smart” #OperationImpact 2018 Tackles Pedestrian Safety

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Edmonton – This Thanksgiving long weekend, police forces across Canada led #OperationImpact to encourage safe driving behaviours. Between October 5-8, 2018, there were two pedestrian injuries in two separate collisions in Alberta RCMP jurisdiction. This October, Alberta RCMP and Alberta Traffic Sheriffs are focusing their #TrafficSafety messages on pedestrian safety. In 2016, half of the drivers involved in pedestrian […]

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Oct 17

RJ Sigurdson wins United Conservative nomination in Highwood

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CALGARY, AB (October 16, 2018): United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney has issued a statement following the nomination of RJ Sigurdson as the Party’s candidate or the 2019 provincial election: “I would like to congratulate RJ Sigurdson on his hard-fought nomination win tonight in Highwood. “RJ and his family have deep roots in the community, having chosen, […]

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Oct 16

The Alberta RCMP Hosts Cannabis State of Readiness Event at “K” Division Headquarters

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Edmonton – On Friday, October 12, 2018, the Alberta RCMP and Traffic Services discussed the impact of cannabis on police service delivery and provided an interactive drug-impaired driving Checkstop demonstration. In preparation for the legalization of cannabis, the RCMP has increased its capacity in the areas of prevention and engagement, intelligence, security screening, and training. The […]

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Oct 14

Calgary Police Services: Record Breaking Drug Seizure

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Following a three-month drug trafficking investigation, the Calgary Police Service has seized a significant amount of drugs and cash, including cocaine and methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $8 million. Two people have been charged in relation to the investigation. On Oct. 4, 2018, the Calgary Police Service Criminal Network Section with support from […]

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Oct 13

Alberta RCMP’s Crime Map a New Tool for Albertans

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St. Albert, Alta. – (On October 10th), the RCMP in Alberta provided a demonstration of Alberta RCMP’s new Crime Map tool. The online tool enables the Alberta RCMP to directly engage with citizens on what they care about most: their own neighbourhoods. The Crime Map enables Albertans to access current and verified information regarding criminal […]

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Oct 13

Okotoks RCMP Investigate a Break and Enter to Local Residence

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Okotoks, Alberta – On Oct. 11, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m., RCMP attended a break and enter on Lock Crescent in Okotoks. Suspect(s) broke into the home through the back door and a number of items were stolen. Suspect(s) stole the following items: Urn containing a family member’s ashes in a purple bag Personal identification Jewelry valued approximately […]

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Oct 13

Sheriffs Shutter Lethbridge Drug House

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Alberta Sheriffs investigators have shut down a problem property that was a magnet for drug activity in north Lethbridge. The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit obtained a court order giving investigators authority to close the property at 1813 7 Avenue N for 90 days. The property will be boarded up, the locks will be […]

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Oct 12

EIA RCMP Charge Traveller with 6 Firearms Offences

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Edmonton International Airport, Alberta – On October 8 at 8:00 a.m., YEG RCMP were alerted by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) that they had detected two unauthorized handguns in a checked suitcase destined for Beruit, Lebanon. RCMP attended and seized a Norinco Model 54 9mm semi-automatic handgun as well as a Chiappa Model 191122 […]

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Oct 11

Week 42 The Most Active Week for Auto Theft in Alberta

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Edmonton – As the weather cools, auto theft heats up. In a recent RCMP analysis, the 42nd week of 2017 was the most active in terms of reported auto thefts in Alberta RCMP detachments. That is why, in October and November, RCMP detachments across the province will be working with peace officers and local volunteer community groups to remind […]

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Oct 10

Sheriffs Close Calgary Drug House

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Alberta sheriffs have shuttered a problem property in Calgary and placed the owner under strict conditions until 2021. Investigators from the Alberta Sheriffs obtained a court order that gives the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit the authority to close a house at 2000 Cottonwood Cres. SE for the next 90 days. Under the order, […]

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