For emergencies, call 911
Lac La Biche County recognizes the need to provide a safe public environment for residents and visitors. The County's Enforcement Services department works alongside community members, provincial agencies and the RCMP to provide proactive education and leadership and enforce municipal and provincial laws.
Lac La Biche County's Peace Officers are responsible for delivering Animal Control services. Click here for information about Animal Control.
24-Hour Complaint Line: (780) 623-6767
General Inquiries: (780) 623-6774 or email@example.com.
Emergencies (threat to life or property): 911
Who We Are and What We Do
The County employs both Community Peace Officers and Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officers. The Community Peace Officer Program operates under the direction of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
Lac La Biche County's program has three purposes:
- Increase public awareness through relationship-building, outreach and education initiatives
- Promote community standards, public safety and responsibility
- Enforce provincial legislation and the County's bylaws
How do we do this?
In addition to patrolling and responding to complaints, officers host information sessions and lead awareness campaigns about a wide variety of important topics, from crime prevention to the proper use of child safety seats. Officers visit local schools, run checkstops, and collaborate with our local and regional partners to address issues.
For more information, read the Community Peace Officer Policy and Procedures Manual.
Bylaw Awareness and Enforcement
One of the Enforcement Services department's primary responsibilities is awareness and enforcement of the County's bylaws. All bylaws are public documents. Click here to view a selection of our most important ones. Some of the bylaws our officers frequently work with include the following:
- Animal Control Bylaw: This bylaw allows officers to investigate dog-related complaints. Click here for information about Animal Control services.
- Community Standards Bylaw: This bylaw relates to our community's appearance and atmosphere, and it includes regulations related to unsafe or unsightly properties, noise levels, littering and more.
- Fire Protection Bylaw: This bylaw enhances fire safety in and around our community, prohibiting burning without authorization and other potential fire hazards.
- Traffic Bylaw: This bylaw relates to traffic and parking offences, like conducting illegal turns, failing to stop for pedestrians, parking in prohibited areas and more.