Cochrane RCMP

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Criminal record checks


Follow the process below ONLY IF you:
• live with Cochrane Town boundaries (rural residents may go directly to the RCMP detachment); please bring identification/proof of residency.
• need a criminal record check (NOT a fingerprint-based record check)

Criminal record check process


PLEASE NOTE: requests for criminal record checks can ONLY BE DONE IN PERSON at the RCMP detachment BY THE INDIVIDUAL REQUESTING THE CHECK.
STEP 1: pay the fee for your check using one of the options below.
STEP 2: GO TO THE DETACHMENT, present proof of payment AND proof of residency. RCMP staff will continue the application process.

To request a criminal record check


• Volunteers


If you are in a volunteer or unpaid school practicum: $10 per check

Pay for your criminal record check online, then print and TAKE YOUR RECEIPT IN PERSON to the RCMP detachment on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm ONLY.
Important: you'll have to create an account in order to pay online. (If you've registered for a Recreation, Pool or FCSS program recently, you can use the same account.)

• Paid positions/record suspensions
If you are in a paid position or are requesting a record suspension: $35 per check

Pay for your criminal record check online, then print and TAKE YOUR RECEIPT IN PERSON to the RCMP detachment on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm ONLY.
Important: you'll have to create an account in order to pay online. (If you've registered for a Recreation, Pool or FCSS program recently, you can use the same account.)

Important:
• RCMP do not take payments. Make payment and print receipt before you go to the RCMP detachment.
• Individuals requesting criminal record checks MUST APPEAR IN PERSON with their receipt and ID/proof of residency.

• Criminal record check requests accepted on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm ONLY.



General information


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a municipal contract with the Town of Cochrane to provide local policing. The Cochrane RCMP Detachment has 40 regular members: one inspector, one staff sergeant, one sergeant, five corporals and 33 constables and 11 support staff. RCMP Integrated Traffic unit has one sergeant, five constables and one support staff.

Cochrane RCMP serves Cochrane and surrounding areas, including Springbank, Bragg Creek, McLean Creek, Bearspaw, Morley and Waiparous. The Cochrane detachment responds to a diverse number of calls due to the ever-growing communities of Cochrane and surrounding areas.

Programs & Services


Citizens on Patrol (COP)


Members of the community who are dedicated to maintaining a safe and crime-free environment. Allows citizens to become more involved in preventing and identifying crime in the community.

Victim Services Unit (VSU)


VSU is in place to help victims of crime and other traumatic circumstances. VSU uses a variety of tools and provides victims with information and advice, as needed.

School Liaison


Every school in Cochrane has a school liaison. School liaisons speak to children about various topics including bicycle safety, drug and alcohol prevention and more.

DEAL.org


DEAL.org is a website affiliated with the RCMP. It is created for youth and provides the tools needed to make healthy life choices. The website aims to encourage youth to make informed decisions about their lives and get involved in their communities.

Traffic Safety


While operating a vehicle it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Some tips for being a safe driver are:
  • When driving in the lane next to an emergency vehicle which is pulled off to the side of the road with its emergency lights activated (police cars, fire trucks, ambulance, tow trucks, utility trucks), you must slow down to 60 km/h. Speed fines are doubled.
  • Stop for school buses with flashing red lights and stop sign extended; children will be crossing. Red lights mean stop.
  • Be alert and guard against distraction; changes on the road happen quickly.
  • Watch for pedestrians, especially at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Notice school zones and playground zones; slow down and be mindful of children.
  • Share the road with bicycles.
  • Drive at the speed limit.
  • Ensure everyone in your vehicle has on a seat belt before moving the vehicle.
  • Ensure children are properly buckled in a child restraint seat.
  • Watch for animals.
  • The only lights authorized to be displayed on the exterior of a vehicle are red, white and yellow (red only to the rear of the vehicle). Any other colour, on any other location, on the exterior of the vehicle is illegal (e.g. windshield fluid dispenser lights, signal lights, ground effects, license plate lamps, tail lamps, head lamps).
  • Do not cover your license plate (including clear or coloured plastic of any type); it is illegal.

Additional Information


  • There are 38 RCMP members that serve Cochrane and the surrounding areas.