Drug houses can set up anywhere in any city, including the quietest residential neighbourhoods, bringing with them other problems for the community.
The subsequent increase in vehicle and foot traffic by drug dealers and their customers can cause alarm and distress in many Edmonton communities. The Edmonton Report a Drug House (RADH) program enables residents to report suspected drug houses and work with police to eliminate threats to community safety and peace of… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 25, 2011 at 10:03am —
The Edmonton Police Service conducted increased traffic enforcement to target high-risk driver behaviours over the Thanksgiving weekend, which resulted in a total of 5,888 charges.
“The enforcement was very effective and successful, as was our efforts to educate the public,” said Acting Staff Sergeant Barry Maron, EPS Traffic Section. “Still, police issued over 5,000 speeding summonses over four days. Slowing down only adds a couple of minutes to your drive, but can save… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 18, 2011 at 6:36am —
As part of the RCMP’s Marihuana Grow Initiative (MGI), a centralized database listing residences where a MGO or clandestine lab was dismantled by the RCMP under the authority of a search warrant is now available online at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca. The database listings are by province.
CREA is an official community partner of the MGI, responsible for raising awareness of the… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 17, 2011 at 9:21am —
A computer virus scam has been circulating in Edmonton for the last few weeks and the EPS is warning the public to not fall prey.
“We want the public to be aware of this scam so they don’t become victims of it,” says Staff Sgt. Dan Service, of Economic… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 13, 2011 at 6:34am —
Checkstop and Curb the Danger are both Edmonton Police Service impaired driving enforcement efforts aimed at detecting drunk drivers and removing them from the road.
Calling 911 in an emergency, or to report an impaired driver, is permitted while driving under the new distracted driving law. Public reporting is key to the success of the Curb the Danger program.
Added by Denise Thursby on October 11, 2011 at 8:02am —
Police are asking the public to take extra care when leaving their vehicles unattended. This follows three theft from vehicle incidents in the cities west end, all of them occurring outside fitness centres.
The incidents occurred between Sunday, October 2, 2011 and Monday,… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 6, 2011 at 8:43am —
The Edmonton Police Service-Southeast Division has noticed an increase of Theft of Vehicles and Theft From Vehicles in the Summerside, Sakaw (Millhurst) and Daly Grove (Southwood) neighborhoods.…
Added by Denise Thursby on October 5, 2011 at 9:43am —
• There is safety in numbers.
• Have a ‘worst-case scenario’ plan. The best defense against an attack is awareness and action. If you are faced with an uncomfortable or dangerous situation and you can escape, do so immediately.… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 4, 2011 at 8:25am —
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Added by Denise Thursby on October 3, 2011 at 12:20pm —
A series of meetings and an online survey will ask Edmontonians their priorities for our city and what they think is a fair cost for public services.
The results of the public consultation from the meetings and… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on October 3, 2011 at 8:26am —
Information obtained from the Edmonton Police Service
As a fundamental component in our efforts to improve Edmonton’s livability,…
Added by Denise Thursby on October 3, 2011 at 8:19am —
Jaywalking is not just illegal, it is risky behavior that could get you injured or killed. In Edmonton, between 2006 and 2007 there were 186 people who were injured in collisions while jaywalking. In the same time period there were 15 pedestrian fatalities, 4 were a result of jaywalking.… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on September 30, 2011 at 12:02pm —
Time is the enemy in any emergency. You can help police, fire and EMS get to the scene quickly and safely by following the rules of the road. It’s important for motorists to understand how to safely yield right of way to emergency vehicles with lights and siren activated so that everyone stays safe.…
Added by Denise Thursby on September 30, 2011 at 11:34am —
As part of the Chief of Police's on-going Violence Reduction Strategy, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) launched the first Community Action Team (C.A.T) earlier this week. It focuses on a specific community to empower, educate, and reassure them that the EPS is dedicated to curbing crime and building trust.
C.A.T. is an organized mobile police unit created for maximum contact, high visibility, and a unified team… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on September 8, 2011 at 11:56am —
Come out to this free course and learn more about personal protection and safety!
Discover this four (4) Week basic self defence technique course that includes crime prevention strategies for your home and vehicle and tools to assist in making your property and community safer.
Join us and connect with others concerned about the same issues and engage in open and ongoing… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on September 2, 2011 at 1:36pm —
Starting September 1, Alberta will have a new distracted driving law. The intent of this legislation is to create a tool for law enforcement to deal with distracted driving- for example, those drivers who decide to put others at risk by watching movies, browsing for and downloading ‘apps’ or shaving while trying to navigate through traffic. This legislation is not intended to penalize drives for doing things like taking a sip of coffee, having a snack, glancing at a… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on August 19, 2011 at 12:04pm —
In support of the Violence Reduction Strategy, the Edmonton Police Service is launching a series of weekly Community Crime Update videos, to provide an inside look at some of the ways police are dealing with crime issues as well as the ways that the community can become more involved.
“As we move forward with the Violence Reduction Strategy, we will be communicating with the community much more often and in a variety of new ways,” said… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on August 19, 2011 at 11:50am —
There has been an increase of residential break and enters in the Balwin, Boyle Street, Hairsine, McCauley, and the Meadows communities.
Install security-rated locks on all windows and exterior doors, ensure all doors and windows are locked even when working in the yard or garage, make sure that all entrances are well lit, and do not hide spare keys… Continue
Added by Denise Thursby on August 10, 2011 at 1:01pm —
Added by Denise Thursby on July 13, 2011 at 2:01pm —
The Bank of Canada is releasing new polymer $100 bills in November. $50 bills are slated to be released March 2012 and $20, $10, $5 bills will follow in late 2013. These new bills are expected to last 2.5 times longer than the current paper notes and will be harder to counterfeit.
Added by Denise Thursby on July 13, 2011 at 1:45pm —