Our Community Peace Officers serve 8,738 residents and major industries in both our hamlets and rural areas. Our peace officers also provide enforcement assistance (through MOUs) to the villages of Rockyford, Standard, and Hussar, as well as the Town of Strathmore.
The County’s area of 4,505 square kilometres includes rural properties, acreages, farms, industrial properties, and other holdings. Their jurisdiction also includes the hamlets of Carseland, Chancellor, Cheadle, Cluny, Gleichen, Lyalta, Namaka, Nightingale, and Rosebud as well as the surrounding communities of: Ardenode, Baintree, Bartstow, Crowfoot, Dalum, Dunshalt, Eagle Lake, Makepeace, Redland, Speargrass, Stobart, Strangmuir, and Tudor.
Have you seen the new LIVE Wheatland County Crime Map?
This map is created by the RCMP for the public to view reliable information regarding missing persons, stolen vehicles, and high crime areas.
If you require emergency police, fire, or medical attention, please call 9-1-1!
Our officers offer many great programs for schools, community events, and workplace functions.
- Bike Rodeos
- Crime Prevention for the Elderly
- Internet Safety
- Issues for Elderly Drivers
- Play Safe
- Rural Crime Prevention
- Scams Awareness
- Substance Abuse
CPTED seek to “harden” or reduce the attractiveness of potential crime targets. Aspects such as locks, windows, doors, fencing, cameras, lighting, and vegetation are just some of the tools in the CPTED toolkit. The practice of CPTED ensures that all spaces are defined, properly designed, and have a designated use. Altogether these strategies and tools seek to deflect and deter crime within and around properties and communities.
The resulting data from these audits will be delivered to ratepayers in a standard report that outlines deficiencies and suggestions on how to improve them. Residential and commercial audits will be completed on a basic level, focusing on physical aspects of the properties.
Hate Hurts is a diversity and hate/bias education program for junior and senior high schools. This program provides schools with the skill development, information and resources needed to support an environment that actively addresses issues of hate, bias and discrimination to foster safe spaces.
This award-winning program was developed by the Calgary Police Service. It offers one to three hour presentations. The presentations include information around hate and bias crimes as well as active witness skill training.
Addictions Programs (in conjunction with SWAT)
Any Time is the Right Time
The most common conversation SWAT has with parents is about how to broach the subject of substance abuse with their children. This workshop is intended as an introduction for the parent to learn how to begin talking about risky behaviours such as alcohol and drug abuse, among other self-destructive behaviours.
Not Just Another Anonymous Face
In this presentation, we explore very frankly the long term physical and emotional effects of substance abuse. The majority of this program is a series of three very personal stories of real people suffering from addiction and where it led them. The aim of this program is to appeal to the youth’s sense of self-preservation, and to understand that physical maiming, suffering terminal illnesses and ultimately death happens not only to the anonymous faces we see on the screen or those that we hear third-hand, but real people related to people in our community.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: MAY 12, 2023
Wheatland County currently relies on external shelters to house lost dogs. However, due to a surge in animal surrenders, these facilities are unable to accommodate dogs found in our area. Therefore, we are requesting the community’s assistance in reuniting lost dogs with their owners. If you happen to find a lost dog, we kindly ask that you provide temporary care until the owner is located. To aid in our efforts, please share a photo of the dog on social media or contact our protective services at 403-361-2026 for assistance in reuniting the dog with its rightful owner.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping our furry friends find their way back home.
If you see a dog running at large, assess the situation. The owners may be searching for their dog, or it may be a working dog if it is seen in a rural area. Do not attempt to capture aggressive dogs. Social media is a valuable tool to use. Take photos of the dog if possible, and post them to the local Facebook pages.
Before taking possession of a dog running at large, be aware that if you capture the dog, it is the finder’s responsibility to keep that dog until an officer is available to transport. However, if an officer is not available, it is the finder’s responsibility to transport the dog to the Calgary Humane Society.
Lost and Found dogs can be reported to Protective Services at (403) 361-2026.
If you need information regarding wildlife, contact Fish and Wildlife at 1 (800) 642-3800.
If you are reporting animal cruelty or neglect, contact Alberta SPCA at 1 (800) 455-9003.
If you are reporting livestock at large, contact Livestock Inspection Service at 1 (866) 509-2088.
Under the Animal Control and Land Use Bylaws, livestock are not allowed to be within a hamlet unless they are a licensed emotional support animal. To learn more about our Animal Control Bylaw and emotional support animals, click the links below.