County Peace Officers able to conduct traffic enforcement on primary highways starting Feb. 26, 2021
Post Date:02/23/2021 2:58 PM
Effective this Friday, February 26, 2021, Lac La Biche County Peace Officers will be able to conduct traffic enforcement on primary highways. Previously, Peace Officers were restricted to secondary highways around the County.
The changes have been advocated for over the last two years through meetings with Alberta Justice and Lac La Biche County Council. The change in authority, which was approved by the Director of Law Enforcement for the Province of Alberta, allows Community Peace Officers to enforce traffic offences on primary highways throughout the Province of Alberta.
Adding Peace Officers' ability to conduct traffic enforcement on primary highways is another step to increasing the safety of residents who are out on local roads, as well as to increase the visibility of our law enforcement and discourage criminal activity.