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The 2024 Innisfail Community Safety & Well-being Survey is now closed.

The committee is now in the process of compiling and reviewing the data. Check back for the 2024 survey results later this spring. Results will also be shared through the various Town of Innisfail communication channels.

 

To view the results of the 2023 survey – click here.

 

The Innisfail Policing & Safe Community Committee was created in 2019 as a means of employing a collaborative approach to community safety. With the aim of fostering the development of a safe and secure community, the committee acts as a link between and among Innisfail Town Council, Innisfail RCMP, Community Peace Officers, community members and other stakeholders. The committee will convene multiple times over the course of the next year to discuss and collaborate with authorities on some of the most important community safety issues as identified through ongoing public engagement.

Community Resources

Innisfail RCMP Complaint Line – Report an Issue: 403-227-3341
Information Line (non-complaint): 403-227-3342
Email: Kinnisfailadmin@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

To report a crime through the RCMP online service Click Here

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) – to report a suspicious property Click Here

A message from the Chair

The Town of Innisfail is proud of its past efforts and achievements in making the community a safe and desirable place to live.

The Town of Innisfail, Policing and Safe Community Committee acts as a liaison between the Town Council, the Innisfail RCMP detachment, Community Peace Officers, and the citizens of Innisfail with the aim to foster the creation of a safe, secure community.

Through regular meetings with all parties concerned, this committee, on behalf of the citizens of Innisfail, helps to voice concerns and set priorities for protective services in our community.

One of the objectives of the committee is to improve communication and opportunities for discussion and interaction between the community the Town, RCMP and the Community Peace Officers.

For example, the committee recently set the local RCMP detachment the following crime reduction priorities for property & drug crime initiatives:

  1. habitual & priority offender checks,
  2. habitual crime property checks,
  3. non police car patrols (foot / bike / quad).

Past Town Open House events that have been co hosted with both the RCMP and the Community Peace Officers have proved successful, and we will continue to plan these and other events and encourage greater citizen participation.

A major annual initiative conducted in partnership the RCMP, is the annual safety survey which is sent out early each year and helps us to set and prioritize crime reduction programs – the latest version of the survey was released late January 2024.

Other relevant information, notable dates and committee updates will be notified through the ‘Town Voice’ news page. Alternatively, please continue to visit this webpage where future postings will be made on matters such as upcoming meetings, engagement opportunities and other information relating to committee activities.

If at any time you wish to “reach out” and engage with the committee, please do not hesitate to send us an email using the “Get in Touch” functionality within these website pages.

Please take care and continue to adopt safe practices, report any unsafe activity, and continue to support us in our crime prevention initiatives that aim to ensure that our community remains safe, healthy and vibrant.

 

Arno Glover
Committee Chair

The 2023 Innisfail Policing Priorities

The 2023 Innisfail Community Safety Survey results are now available!
CLICK HERE to download a summary of the results.

Based on the 2023 survey, Innisfail RCMP identified three strategic priorities for this year:

1. Police/Community relations – Visibility of Police Initiatives
a. Increase member attendance & participation in community events
b. Town Hall Meetings
c. Positive Youth Ticketing

2. Crime Reduction – Property & Drug Crime Initiatives
a. Habitual & Priority Offender Checks
b. Habitual Crime Property Checks
c. Non Police Car Patrols (Foot/ bike/ Quad)

3. Traffic Safety Initiatives
a. High Visibility Traffic Operations (with a focus on multi agency collaboration)
b. Provincial Traffic Enforcement – Tickets

Public Events

May 12, 2023– The Policing & Safe Community Committee hosted “BBQ in the Park” at Innisfail’s Centennial Park. This gave residents the opportunity to meet with and talk to members of the committee, law enforcement, and emergency services. The event was well attended and well received by the community.

May 9, 2023– Representatives from the Innisfail RCMP, the Town of Innisfail, Red Deer County, and a number of community-based support groups participated in a public engagement event held at the Innisfail Legion. Staff Agt. Ian IHme of the Innisfail RCMP presented the results of the 2023 Innisfail Policing Survey, along with provincial crime stats. Representatives from other emergency and policing agencies, including Innisfail’s Fire & Protective Services, also presented stats from the past year. Citizens in attendance had the opportunity to visit booths set up by local support agencies.

Nov. 15, 2022 – Members of the community joined representatives from the Innisfail RCMP and the Town of Innisfail on the evening of November 15, 2022 for a public engagement event focused on policing. The public heard presentations about current policing initiatives in the Innisfail area and was also provided information on the Alberta Government’s proposed provincial police force. After, citizens had the opportunity to ask questions on any topic. The Innisfail Policing and Safe Community Committee also launched their “See It – Call It” campaign, encouraging residents to call 403-227-3341 (the Innisfail RCMP Complaint Line) to report any non-emergency issues or suspicious activity.

July 19, 2022 – The Innisfail Policing and Safe Community Committee were joined by members of the Innisfail RCMP and the Town of Innisfail Protective Services department at the Market on Main. The booth gave the public an opportunity to engage committee members and share experiences and feedback.

June 23, 2022 – In an ongoing effort to engage the community, the Innisfail RCMP along with the Town of Innisfail hosted a Public Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Innisfail Legion. Representatives delivered brief presentations about the Innisfail Policing and Safe Community Committee’s community survey conducted earlier in 2022. A discussion about the presentations and questions from the community followed the presentations.

March 23, 2021 – On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the Innisfail Policing & Safe Community Committee hosted a public discussion around priorities and issues as they relate to community safety in Innisfail. The community joined the committee’s members on Zoom as they discussed collaborative and innovative means of working toward the committee’s mandate of “fostering and promoting a safe and secure community.” To view a recording of the online event, click here.

Meet the members

The Policing & Communty Safety Committee is comprised of a number of volunteers from the community along with representatives from Town Council. The members of the committee are:

  • Arno Glover (Chair)
  • Joy Milne
  • Jonathan Pepper
  • Rob Stuart
  • Sue Haddow
  • Councillor Gavin Bates
  • Councillor Jason Heistad

 

Get in touch

To send a message to the Safe Community Committee, fill out and submit the form below. To contact the Town’s Protective Services Department, please call the Fire Hall at 403-227-5800. For any non-emergency policing issues, you can contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342.

Safe Community Committee - Contact

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