Policing & Safe Community Committee
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.
Innisfail RCMP Complaint Line – Report an Issue: 403-227-3341
Information Line (non-complaint): 403-227-3342
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
Innisfail is a wonderful town with citizens who have shown that the safety of their community is important. The overall objective of the Policing and Safe Community Committee is to act as a liaison between the Town Council, the RCMP detachment, Community Peace Officers and the citizens of Innisfail to foster the creation of a safe, secure community. By meeting with all parties involved, the committee, on behalf of the citizens of Innisfail, helps to voice concerns and set priorities for protective services in our community.
The main action goal of our committee has been to improve communication and opportunities for discussion and interaction between the community and the Town, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement. We were able to host our first open house and hope to plan others to encourage greater attendance. In 2022, the Innisfail RCMP detachment’s goals include: crime prevention (focused on vehicle theft), community engagement and visibility in the community. Each year, in partnership with the Town and RCMP, a safety survey is sent out prior to the setting of priorities – watch for that in January 2023. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the committee members, or send the committee an email through the “Get In Touch” section on the website.
Keep an eye on the ‘Town Voice’ newspaper page for notable dates and information. Alternatively, visit this webpage where we’ll be regularly posting information on upcoming meetings, meeting recordings, engagement opportunities and other information relating to committee activities. Keep an eye out for your neighbours and report all unsafe activity.
The 2022 Innisfail Community Safety Survey
The 2022 Innisfail Community Safety Survey results are now available!
CLICK HERE to download a summary of the results.
Based on the 2022 survey, Innisfail RCMP identified three strategic priorities for this year:
1) Crime Prevention, with a focus on the areas of property and vehicle theft
2) Community Engagement, with a focus on in-person engagement
3) Visibility, with a focus on multi-agency traffic safety operations.
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:
- Joy Milne (Chair)
- Arno Glover
- Bob Scholte
- Brandi Laughlin
- Councillor Cindy Messaros
- Councillor Jason Heistad
- Sue Haddow
- Zach Poulton (Youth Rep)
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.