Municipal Enforcement

Community Peace Officers

Cochrane Community Peace Officers prefer to use education to encourage voluntary compliance with bylaws, rather than enforce compliance with monetary fines. They focus on education, conflict resolution and mediation services, and encourage residents to try and resolve conflicts whenever possible.

Traffic enforcement

Community Peace Officers are giving extra attention to traffic enforcement. Obey the rules of the road or YOU WILL GET A TICKET:
  • Obey traffic control devices (no left turns) at RancheHouse Rd and Hwy 22
  • Maintain the speed limit
  • Do not make u-turns
  • Obey traffic control devices
  • Come to a complete stop at stop signs
  • Stop for pedestrians
  • Stop for school buses
  • Do not drive distracted (now includes demerits)
  • Do not drive or park left of centre
  • Always use seat belts

Cycle safely on Town pathways

Cycling is good for you and good for the community. But there are some rules you must follow for the sake of safety:
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on pathways at all times.
  • Slow down and give plenty of audible warning when passing (bells/horns are required equipment)
  • Obey the speed limit: 20 km/hr
  • Ride in single file

Additional Duties

Community Peace Officers enforce the Traffic Safety Act and other provincial traffic regulations, with priority given to school and playground zones, high compliant areas, and locations where officers observe numerous infractions. Officers also work with the RCMP and other enforcement agencies on the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to improve public safety and patrol highways 1A and 22 within town limits. 

Fun Facts

  • The speed limit in alleyways is 20 km per hour.
  • Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in town is 50 km per hour.
  • Community peace officers can write both bylaw tickets and provincial traffic violation tickets.
  • The speed limit in school zones is 30 km per hour between 7am and 9pm.