Enforcement ServicesIn 2013 Lamont County initiated the Peace Officer Program, and established several policies toward its operation. Peace Officer Steve Crosby joined the County in July with the Program becoming fully functional in December 2013.
The Peace Officer is responsible for the enforcement and investigation of County Bylaws and Provincial Statutes for Lamont County. His overall duty is to protect infrastructure and to preserve and maintain the public peace through education and enforcement when necessary.
The Peace Officer operates under the following policies:
- Peace Officer Code of Conduct – 4190
- Peace Officer Exhibit Handling – 4192
- Peace Officer OC Spray Policy – 4193
- Peace Officer Public Complaints and Disciplinary Policy and Procedures – 4194
- Peace officer Records Management – 4200
- Peace Officer Reporting Requirements – 4195
- Peace Officer Use of Defensive Baton – 4201
- Peace Officer Use of a Shotgun – 4196
Operational Practices of the Peace OfficerEnsuring public compliance with various County Bylaws through Education and Enforcement when necessary.
Developing and implementing education on public awareness programs and maintaining positive public relations.
Conducting highly visible mobile patrols of the County for the purpose of preventing and detecting violations of County Bylaws and selected Provincial Statutes.
Enforcement Activities and ResponsibilitiesAs a Peace Officer appointed under the Peace Officer Act, the Peace Officer can enforce the following Provincial Statutes and Regulations, including:
- the Animal Protection Act
- the Dangerous Dogs Act
- the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
- the Highway Development and Protection Act
- the Trespass to Premises Act
- the Provincial Offences Procedure Act
- the Traffic Safety Act
- the Gaming and Liquor Act
the Waste Disposal Bylaw
the Land Use Bylaw
the Dog Control Bylaw
Enforcement Related Activities
- Receiving complaints and inquires.
- Investigation of complaints.
- Advising responsible parties of infractions, and taking remedial actions and/or following enforcement procedures.
- Advising responsible parties of infractions and laying of charges if founded.
- Educating and/or prosecuting violators.
- Conducting patrols within Lamont County.
- Receive and document evidence relating to investigation
- Preparing prosecutor information sheets and court briefs concerning a charge or ticket.