For all Enforcement Concerns (including animal control)
A Community Peace Officer (CPO) is a person who works to uphold and enforce certain laws and regulations in Alberta.
Community Peace Officers are given limited powers and authority, under the current Alberta Peace Officer Act (May, 2007). They are not to be confused with Police Officers ( who have a much wider range of authority) or Sheriffs and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers.
Currently, there are over 3000 CPOs in Alberta, working for some 284 different agencies, with Provincial Government offices being the largest employer. All levels of government, as well as organizations such as public health authorities and post-secondary institutions, may employ CPOs.
Community Peace Officers provide all Municipal Bylaw Investigations along with Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement.
Level 1 Community Peace Officers may carry Enhanced Authorities (who are employed by RRPSS) in order to provide a better service to the community and/or a supplemental service to the police service of jurisdiction. Currently we have the authority to act on Criminal Code warrants which gives us the ability to arrest and release, unless Judicial Interim Release hearing is required. (this release is performed by the Police).
We currently have application in for approval to be able to act on these types of non-urgent community calls: Criminal Code authority for the offenses of ‘Theft not exceeding $5000’ and ‘Mischief not exceeding $5000’.
We happily provide the community policing levels that your elected councils have asked us to enforce and are always willing to evolve with them as their municipal policing priorities change.
If you are experiencing noise from barking dogs, and you wish to Peace Officers to address it, please fill out the form that can be submitted to the officers. The more detailed and documented information that you can provide will help address the issue. Please download the form to your computer and you will be able to fill it out on your computer.
The County has a bylaw which regulates and controls animals within the County.
The County has a bylaw concerning unsightly premises within the County. If you have a concern that a property may be considered unsightly, please contact the County Administrator or the Community Peace Officer. You may also express your concerns in writing to:
County of Warner No. 5
Box 90, Warner, AB T0K 2L0