The Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment provides a variety of services to the community. Expand each section to learn more.
Community Policing Community Policing encourages a partnership between the community and the police force with the goal of identifying and resolving crime and related social issues.
The community and police share resources and information to target key issues that are mutual priorities. The unit values cooperation, mutual respect, community awareness, citizen and police participation to make Grande Prairie the safest place to be.
The School Liaison Officer is a resource for students and faculty by providing assistance and information on an individual or group basis. This program gives students an opportunity to get to know a police officer as a person, rather than just as an enforcer of laws. In addition, through interactions with parents, schools and the community, the School Liaison Officer strives to improve community/police relations while creating a better understanding of police as a positive authority figure.
The Municipal and Provincial Traffic Services Units enforce traffic laws, respond to collisions, and work towards the reduction of the frequency of injuries and fatal collisions.
RCMP Traffic Services Units are intelligence-led, focusing their energies on the driving behaviours which cause serious injury and fatal collisions as well as the locations where those collisions occur.
Better training of police officers
Enforcement of provincial and federal statues
Traffic members also take part in criminal interdiction, which includes the detection and seizure of all types of contraband during regular traffic stops.
Grande Prairie Municipal Traffic Services consists of one Corporal, who is in charge of the unit, as well as four Constables. They work within the city limits.
Grande Prairie Provincial Traffic Services consists of one Corporal, who is in charge of the unit, as well as three Constables. They work outside of the city limits.
The Collision Reporting Centre is where Grande Prairie residents may report non-injury motor vehicle accidents.
At the centre, staff from the Accident Support Services International assist victims file a collision report, take pictures of damage, receive a ‘damage reported to police’ sticker, initiate the insurance process, or contact family members in a safe, one-stop location.
Location: Eastlink Centre - 10 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The centre creates capacity for Grande Prairie RCMP officers to respond to complex crimes by reducing the administrative burden on officers and re-aligning report creation to Collision Reporting Centre staff.
Rural members provide service to the communities surrounding the Grande Prairie Area
The Rural Section of the RCMP consists of both the Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge detachments which are integrated in order to provide better service to Grande Prairie and the surrounding communities.
They are responsible the rural area including Clairmont, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Bezanson, Debolt, Crooked Creek, Grovedale and the surrounding communities.
Members of the Forensic Identification Services assist at crime scenes by searching for, recording, collecting, comparing, analyzing, and identifying physical evidence.
In addition to providing assistance to the Grande Prairie Detachment, FIS also assists Beaverlodge, Spirit River, Valleyview, and Fox Creek detachments.
The General Investigation Section is a support service for the detachment and provides additional assistance as required. The General Investigative Section is responsible for looking after a variety of criminal infractions.
This unit is made up of eleven members:
Two of these members are dedicated to the Property Crimes Unit and specialize in property-related offence investigations, including break-and-enters, thefts, and property damage.
Five members are dedicated to drug enforcement.
The remaining members are dedicated to conducting investigations into serious crimes consisting primarily of crimes against persons and long-term or complex investigations.
The Grande Prairie RCMP uses police dog services to aid in
locating lost persons;
searching for narcotics, explosives, human remains, crime scene evidence and lost property;
crowd control, in conjunction with tactical troop;