The Town of Morinville Community Peace Officers (CPO’s) are committed to serving and protecting the Town of Morinville. Community Peace Officers are appointed by Alberta’s Solicitor General and Ministry of Public Security under the Alberta Peace Officer Act, to enforce specific municipal and provincial legislation with a focus on community involvement and public education.
The majority of the Community Peace Officers time is being spent on animal control and unsightly properties under the Community Standards bylaw. These officers also act as the Business Licence officers when required. Other Provincial legislation enforced by the Morinville Community Peace Officers includes inspections and enforcement under the Agricultural Pests Act and Regulations and the Weed Control Act.
Working closely with the local RCMP detachment, but reporting to the Town of Morinville Corporate Operations department, CPO's provide services in municipal bylaw education and enforcement, traffic management and enforcement of relevant provincial statutes. CPO’s are given limited powers and must not be confused with RCMP officers, who have a much broader range of authority.
Filing a Bylaw or Violation Complaint
Residents wishing to lodge a complaint about a potential bylaw infraction or violation or who wish to request assistance should contact the Community Peace Officers directly at 780-939-7831 or the RCMP at 780-939-4520. In an emergency, call 911.
All complaints are addressed in a timely manner and on a priority basis.
A Public Report form is available for download and can be submitted in any of the following ways:
- online using the submit button to send it to Enforcement Services. This option works best with web browsers that have the Adobe PDF plugin support (Internet Explorer).
- fax it to 780-939-5633
- drop it off at the Town of Morinville Civic Hall, 2nd Floor, 10125-100 Avenue
The personal information collected on the Public Report form is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used solely for the purpose of carrying out the program. Questions about the collection of this information can be directed to the FOIP Coordinator at 780-939-4361.
Disputing a Municipal Violation Tag
Upon receiving a Municipal Violation tag you have the option of disputing the Bylaw ticket. To have the opportunity to dispute this ticket, do not pay this municipal violation tag. After 21 days, if the ticket was not paid, a provincial violation ticket will be served. All of the ticket dispute options are provided on the Provincial violation ticket you will receive.
Complaint & Inquiry: 780-939-7831
Morinville RCMP: 780-939-4520
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477