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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Drayton Valley is proudly served by a 22-member Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police comprised of 11 municipal general duty members, 7 rural duty members, and 3 general investigation section (GIS) members. A Community/School Resource Officer was also added in May 2016.
Normal detachment business hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call and make appointments to access administrative services (including fingerprinting). The station can be reached at 780-542-4457. The detachment is closed for public inquiries on all weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and statutory holidays.
For matters requiring URGENT police response, dial 911. If not an emergency and to report an incident, please dial our 24-hour complaint line at 780-542-4456.
To reach administration, please call 780-542-4457 during business hours. This line is not monitored 24/7 and any messages left will be responded to by the following business day.
The Drayton Valley RCMP detachment is located at 5409 Industrial Road, Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1R6. The mailing address is P.O. Box 6060, Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1R6.
Drayton Valley RCMP detachment covers the communities of Berrymoor, Cynthia, Drayton Valley, Easyford, Lodgepole, Rocky Rapids, Tomahawk, and Violet Grove.
If you wish to learn more about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, please visit www.rcmp.gc.ca.
Online Crime Reporting
Citizens can now report select crimes online to the RCMP! All reports will be followed up with a phone call by a police officer within five (5) business days. To report your concern online, please visit Alberta RCMP Online Crime Report Page. A variety of crimes can be reported online, including vandalism, thefts under $5000, and lost property where there are no suspects identified. Please be aware that a typical report will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Policing Survey Results
In January and February of 2023, an RCMP survey was made available to residents in Drayton Valley and surrounding areas to help establish policing priorities. See the results of the survey below.
For full survey results, click here
Crime in the Community
Traditionally, the fall and winter months are when Police see a spike in vehicle thefts – primarily related to people starting their vehicles to warm them up before leaving. Unfortunately, criminals often use this opportunity to their advantage and capitalize on unlocked doors.
The following are some tips to prevent your vehicles from being stolen:
Utilize where you can, and if equipped, your vehicle’s remote start system. This will allow your vehicle to start without fear of it being stolen, as it will shut off with any attempt to drive away. Consider installing a remote start system if you do not currently have one.
If you have to start your vehicle with the keys to keep it running, it’s recommended to stay inside the cab with your doors locked to prevent them being opened unexpectedly. If you have a garage, consider parking it inside to prevent frost on your windows, however never start a car and warm it inside the garage – pull it out to warm it up!
A frequent cause of vehicle thefts is when drivers go inside a business “just for a few seconds” and leave the vehicle running, only to come out and find their vehicle gone. Always shut off and lock your vehicle if leaving it alone. Thieves will use these opportunities to steal vehicles.
Some car makers have systems available, with a valid subscription, to locate vehicles if they are stolen. There are also several aftermarket suppliers that can GPS your vehicle as well.
Security means some inconvenience, but it’s better to be a little inconvenienced than to lose your vehicle to a moment of lapsed vigilance.
Theft of Valuables
In addition to car theft, theft of valuables from homes and businesses is also on the rise. In order to help police locate, and offer your valuables back to you upon seizure, please write down and store the serial numbers for all electronics. If you are able to identify the serial number of your phone, tablet, computer, etc. it will help the police get your stolen goods back to you more quickly!
While this is not an exhaustive list of tips, these will help residents keep their vehicles and belongings safe and secure!
For tips on how to protect your property from theft, review our Public Safety Brochure
The Drayton Valley RCMP detachment averages around 6,000 calls for service each year, ranging from criminal code investigations to community bylaw matters.
Be a Crime Fighter!
Have you registered for CAPTURE? Community Assisted Policing Through Use of Recorded Evidence is a voluntary camera registry that records the locations of security cameras in Alberta.
Security cameras often capture evidence that can be used to solve a crime. RCMP can use CAPTURE to view the list of camera locations and contact the registered camera owners. By providing the location of your security cameras, you could be key in helping solve crimes or identify criminals.
Find out how you can help today: https://bit.ly/3DMg8P4