Traffic Enforcement Unit:
Vulcan County has provided specialized traffic enforcement services since March 2016 Vulcan County community peace officers are appointed as Level 1 Community Peace Officers by the Alberta Solicitor General's Department. Each Officer is required to meet and maintain a high standard of qualifications and certification, which ensures the effective and professional delivery of traffic enforcement services to the residents of the municipality.
Traffic Enforcement Mandate and Responsibilities:
The primary focus for our Peace Officers is to ensure public safety on all municipal roads and triple digit primary highways within the boundaries of Vulcan County. Vulcan County enforcement currently maintains a fleet of two patrol vehicles that are utilized by the Peace Officers in providing proactive, professional and responsible traffic enforcement services. Traffic enforcement priorities within the municipality are reflective of complaints received from our department, combined with initiatives identified within the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan Calendar, which targets selected traffic enforcement programs throughout the year including: Intersection safety, distracted driving, occupant restraints, speed, young drivers, commercial vehicle safety, motorcycle safety, back to school and pedestrian safety. Commercial vehicle enforcement activities and initiatives result in increased safety for all users of the roads, in addition to protecting local infrastructure within Vulcan County.
Vulcan County community peace officers may respond to complaints or requests for service in the following locations:
- All local roads within the County
- All three digit primary highways within the County
- Hamlets: All Hamlets located within Vulcan County
- Villages of Carmangay, Champion, Lomond, Milo, Arrowwood.
Traffic Enforcement Services:
Vulcan County community peace officers are authorized to conduct enforcement of provincial statutes as authorized by the Alberta Solicitor General's Department. Traffic enforcement is provided pursuant to the provisions contained within the Traffic Safety Act and associated Regulations, with a particular focus on offences including, but not limited to:
- Stop Signs
- Occupant Restraints
- Careless / Erratic driving
- Commercial Vehicles
- Passing School Buses with red lights flashing
- Equipment violations
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement:
Vulcan County community peace officers provide enforcement services relating to the movement of commercial vehicles within the municipality specifically relating to:
Weights and Dimensions
- Each patrol vehicle is equipped with portable scales
- Road ban enforcement is a priority for the officers, particularly during spring road ban season
Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspections (CVSA)
- One Vulcan County community peace officer is a certified CVSA Inspector and has completed numerous safety inspections on a wide variety of commercial vehicles each year in an effort to increase public safety for all users of the roads. Additionally, all officers are designated as On Highway Inspectors to assist with enforcing Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling legislation.