General Duty members of the RCMP are the first responders to all calls for service from the public. Members investigate crimes, lay charges when appropriate, investigate motor vehicle collisions, do preventative patrols, and enforce municipal bylaws, provincial statutes, Criminal Code offences, and the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
Detachment Profile and Office Hours
The Community Policing unit focuses on a balanced approach to crime prevention through relationships, education and enforcement. Members offer crime prevention education to businesses, the public, schools and interest groups. They oversee:
- School Resource Officers
- Cops for Kids
- Auxiliary Constables
- Hot Cars
Community Policing also connects with and supports community partners in crime prevention, such as:
- Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre
- Citizens on Patrol (COP)
- Crime Stoppers
- Neighbourhood Watch
Victim Services works directly with victims of crime and trauma within Red Deer. Highly trained and skilled community volunteers provide victims with support, information and referrals to help victims cope with immediate and longer-term impact of crime or trauma, provide encouragement and empowerment to victims as they navigate the Criminal Justice System, and help prevent further victimization.
The four-member Community Response Unit (CRU) is Red Deer detachment’s first level of response to emerging crime trends and community issues. The primary focus of this high-visibility unit is pro-active enforcement in high crime areas, along with the investigation of prolific offenders. CRU interacts and works closely with a wide range of clients and partners, from street people and neighbourhood associations to local agencies and downtown businesses, to identify and address the root cause of crime. CRU uses a variety of crime prevention, suppression and apprehension tactics to respond to the unique needs of each community.
The Domestic Violence Unit is made up of three RCMP members and a social worker. The Victim Services Unit provides many supports for victims of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Unit is committed to working in partnership with federal, provincial and local agencies to promote awareness and prevention of family violence.
Domestic violence can include mental, physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse by one partner toward his or her partner, their children, or the elderly and disabled. Abusers may try to intimidate or control their victims by destroying personal property, withdrawing access to children or pets, or keeping victims from contact with friends or family.
For referrals and more information about domestic violence, see our domestic violence page or contact the Domestic Violence Unit at 403-406-2330.
The RCMP Police and Crisis Teams (PACT) are two teams that each consist of an RCMP officer paired with a Registered Psychiatric Nurse employed by the Primary Care Network. PACT provides a joint specialized response to adults and youth experiencing mental health crises in Red Deer. PACT's goal is to work collaboratively with various organizations and partners in the mental health field to decrease the rate of relapse of clients with mental health or addictions issues. PACT helps identify gaps in services that will benefit the client, and connects them with agencies or services that will address their unique needs. By addressing these needs, PACT is able to improve the quality of life for their clients and decrease the number of calls for service to police.
Red Deer’s GIS teams are responsible for major criminal investigations under the Criminal Code and federal and provincial statutes. The officers work in plain clothes and use unmarked police cars; their in-depth work has increased the rate of solving crime in Red Deer.
Serious Crimes Unit – investigate serious crimes relating to sexual or physical abuse, sudden deaths, armed robberies or other serious crimes against persons.
Fraud Unit – investigate internal thefts, counterfeit funds, forgeries and business frauds of a more serious nature or value. As well, this unit coordinates and investigates offences that relate to individuals responsible for organized or repeated property crime in Red Deer.
Drug Unit – focus on drug investigations within Red Deer, working closely with the Fraud and Serious Crimes units. The investigations of the Drug Unit will often provide evidence and information that lead to the solving of other property and persons offences.
GIS often works on special projects that address specific problems within the community. Members from each team will collaborate to provide investigative knowledge and support, resulting in successful investigations and an increased rate of solving crime in Red Deer.
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams work on the detection and prosecution of organized crime (drugs, fraud, trafficking, commercial crime). Members work closely with "K" Division (Alberta) RCMP, federal, provincial and municipal enforcement agencies, other police services and – most importantly – the citizens of Red Deer.
The Police Dog Service (PDS) provides operational support to RCMP members in:
- locating evidence
- tracking suspects
- searching scenes of crime
- providing VIP protection and crowd control
- searching for explosives
- searching for missing persons or bodies
- participating in crime prevention and community relation programs
Dog handlers and their dogs are trained at the Police Dog Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta. Red Deer RCMP and Red Deer Sub-Division share the resources of four dog handlers and their dogs. Dog teams are on call within Red Deer and Central Alberta area 24 hours a day.
The Red Deer Forensic Identification Section provides forensic support to Red Deer, 21 central Alberta RCMP detachments and two municipal police forces. FI deals with a wide variety of cases, from property crimes such as stolen vehicles and break and enters to crimes against persons, including suspicious deaths and homicides. FI members photograph crime scenes and search for physical evidence such as fingerprints, footwear impressions and tire track impressions. They collect and submit evidence (DNA swabs, hair and fibre, etc.) to the Forensics Labs for analysis, and may provide expert opinions on comparing physical evidence. There are nine Forensic Identification members, one civilian Forensic Identification Assistant, and one civilian administrative support staff.
Downtown office front counter hours: 4602 51 Avenue
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. for lunch)
North office front counter hours: 6592 58 Avenue
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Fingerprinting at Downtown Office (Non-Criminal Matters)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Switchboard Downtown Office
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Administration - Downtown Office: 403-406-2300
Downtown Office: 403-346-1365
North Office: 403-406-2210
Downtown office: 4602 51 Avenue
North office: 6592 58 Avenue
Red Deer RCMP
P.O. Box 5033
Red Deer, AB, Canada