On March 5, 2022 Bashaw RCMP along with Blackfalds and Wetaskiwin RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, and County Peace Officers from Stettler, Lacombe and Camrose, conducted a joint forces operation in the area of Buffalo lake.
Officers set up checkstops at entry points to the lake and checked for a variety of items including impaired driving, vehicle safety, and fisheries violations. They also conducted 211 Mandatory Alcohol Screening tests.
As a result of their enforcement efforts officers issued:
- 8 violations under the Traffic Safety Act with approximately 15 warnings.
- 4 violations under the Alberta Fisheries act and regulations
- 6 violations under the Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Act
“Joint operations between partner agencies allow officers to bring different specialties to one location and increase overall safety through education and enforcement efforts, “ says Cpl. Grant Glacier of the Bashaw RCMP.