Cochrane RCMP

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, RCMP Detachments across Alberta are modifying service delivery at front counters and restricting access to public spaces.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
In order to prioritize essential policing services and reduce unnecessary personal contact, please call 403-851-8000 to speak directly with an RCMP employee. 

  • if assistance can be provided over the phone, it will be
  • if personal contact is required, an employee will meet with you shortly
  • you may be asked to wear a mask while in the detachment
  • if you need officer assistance and you believe you may be ill, please let us know so officers can be prepared
  • don’t be alarmed if you see employees wearing extra protection
  • fingerprinting for Criminal Record Checks will only be done in exceptional circumstances. Non-urgent fingerprinting and Criminal Record Checks will be available at a later date

Public facing crime map

The Alberta RCMP mapping unit keeps a map updated with local crime so the public can view information on missing persons, stolen vehicle and high crime areas. 

Please note: the points on the map are not at the exact location of the crime; they are at nearby intersections or regions.

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.