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Community Peace Officer

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The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has an opening for a Community Peace Officer (CPO) – equivalent to Level I CPO – Permanent Full-Time.

Situated on the Crown of the Continent, Crowsnest Pass offers an un-paralleled mountain experience!  Enjoy our new pool, with exciting new features and our very own Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill with its new runs and exciting new programs!  We have National and Provincial Parks at our doorstep with pristine lakes and outstanding camping experiences to satisfy all levels of campers.  And, though we are a small community, we boast one of Alberta’s best health care regions.  Come Live, Work, and Play in the Crowsnest Pass – it is Naturally Rewarding!

The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has an opening for a Community Peace Officer (CPO) – equivalent to Level I CPO – Permanent Full-Time position.  Reporting to the Manager of Protective Services/Fire Chief, you will enforce Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes within the community and assist with public awareness & education.  Additionally, you will maintain close working partnerships with other agencies in the Crowsnest Pass.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Is responsible for local enforcement of Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes including but not limited to:
  • Traffic Safety Act
  • Gaming and Liquor Act
  • Animal Protection Act
  • Dangerous Dogs Act
  • Stray Animal Act
  • Petty Trespass Act
  • Tobacco Reduction Act
  • Provincial Offences Procedures Act
  1. Acts as a Peace Officer by observing traffic, conducting traffic stops, issuing warnings, violation tags, or provincial tickets as appropriate.
  2. Receives and investigates complaints involving bylaw violations; issues tickets or compliance orders, advises complainant with respect to action taken; follows up with complainants when necessary to ensure compliance.
  3. Maintains records of tickets and infractions for follow-up and/or prosecution purposes.
  4. Assists Municipal Departments with the removal of parked or abandoned vehicles, snow removal, business licenses, property checks and various inquiries.
  5. Works in cooperation with the local RCMP on criminal offenses related to municipal property, property damage reports and traffic issues.
  6. Maintains and controls exhibits and lost and found items; maintains appropriate records and ensures that items are disposed of properly when required.
  7. Educates the public with respect to municipal bylaws and provincial statutes to improve compliance.
  8. Prepares and delivers reports periodically to the Police Advisory Committee with respect to enforcement activities, recommendations for new bylaws and/or amendments to current bylaws.
  9. Provides feedback and assistance with Bylaw creation specifically when there is an enforcement component.
  10. Provides assistance to emergency response agencies and outside agencies as required.
  11. Performs related duties.


Education and Experience:

The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Grade 12 Diploma supplemented by a two year diploma in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field. Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Completion of the Alberta Solicitor General’s Public Security Peace Officer Training, training that occurred within the last 5 years is preferred.
  • Eligible to obtain appointment as a Community Peace Officer Level 1 and obtain a clear Criminal Record Check conducted by the RCMP.
  • Successful completion of a Driver’s Abstract.
  • Must be willing to work shift work, weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Successful completion of an approved Physical requirements (PARE) test.
  • 1-2 years of related experience.
  • First Aid with CPR or ability to obtain.
  • Certification/training in OC Spray and ASP Baton.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience in traffic enforcement (Radar and Laser) and familiarity with traffic related legislation.
  • Experience in a Municipal By-law Enforcement and familiarity with the Bylaws of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.
  • Defensive Driving, Snow Machine & Quad Experience and Certification.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Municipal Bylaws and applicable Provincial Statues.
  • In-depth knowledge of law enforcement practices and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to make decisions on how to effectively enforce bylaws and statutes.
  • Ability to use GIS and related computer software in performing the work.
  • Skill in dealing with the public in a variety of situations.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Exhibits good judgement and above average interpersonal communication skills.


Independence and Scope of Impact

The work is performed with little or no supervision but consultation with a supervisor or law enforcement agencies is possible when direction is required.



Internal: - Regular contacts are maintained with other municipal departments, mostly with respect to sharing information.

External: - Regular contacts are maintained with the public, business owners and home owners explaining bylaws and statutes and the steps needed to comply with same.


Working Conditions

The work is performed outdoors and indoors.  Outdoor work requires the incumbent to get in and out of a vehicle on a consistent basis. There may be some exposure to inclement weather.

Indoor work in an office setting is required when completing reports, attending meetings etc.

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Deb Welsh
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January 26, 2018