Lethbridge County Regulatory Services
All municipal and some provincial law enforcement and educational services fall under the Regulatory Branch of the Lethbridge County Emergency Services Department. The County employs two Community Peace Officers who are authorized to enforce all County Bylaws and a number of Provincial Acts and Regulations including the Traffic Safety Act, the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Animal Protection Act and the Highways Development and Protection Act, amongst others. Community Peace Officers are appointed by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s Office. Other law enforcement agencies that have law enforcement jurisdiction in Lethbridge County include the R.C.M.P., Alberta Sheriff’s Department, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and other Community Peace Officers who are under shared CPO service agreements with the County.
Protection of County infrastructure is a primary focus for our CPO’s. Overweight commercial vehicles traveling on County roads and over County bridges can cause severe and costly damage to those transportation routes. Our CPO’s travel with portable scales for on-the-spot verification of commercial vehicle weight checks. They will enforce all laws related to weights and measurements, load security, transportation of hazardous materials and commercial vehicle certification.
Lethbridge County is an active member of the Southern Alberta Road Safety Society. The Southwest Alberta Road Safety Society delivers educational road safety programs to partnering communities in Southwest Alberta, and is dedicated to saving lives on Alberta roads. Look for our Community Peace Officers participating in the following educational activities in this region:
- Road Safety Education in Schools K-12
- Child Car Seat Inspections & Information Sessions
- Roll Over Simulator (Occupant Restraint Education)
- Fatal Vision (Impaired Driving Education)
- Distracted Driving Presentations
- Speed Presentations
- Intersection Safety Presentations
- P.A.R.T.Y. Program
- Street Safe Program
- Recreation Vehicle Education & Inspections
- Joint Force Education Events (On Highway)
- Community Trade Shows
- Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Events
Lethbridge County Community Peace Officers are not 911 emergency responders. Should you need police services, the R.C.M.P are the police service / emergency responders for this region. Dial 911 for the R.C.M.P. County CPO’s work a variety of shift schedules and patrol all areas of Lethbridge County. Should you need to contact a County CPO please call (403) 634-0755 to speak to an Officer directly or to leave a voice message. To report a problem electronically, click on this link: http://lethcounty.ca/i-want-to/report-a-problem
For additional information on the Community Peace Officers' roles and responsibilities, click the link: Q & A with the CAO- CPO Roles and Responsibilities
Lethbridge County Regulatory Services, helping to make Lethbridge County a safer, peaceful and economically sustainable community.