The detachment polices the Town of Stettler with a population of ~6,000. Policing services are also provided to the County of Stettler, including the hamlets of Erskine, Nevis, Byemoor, and Red Willow. As well it polices the villages of Big Valley, Botha, Gadsby, abd tge Summer Villages of Rochon Sands and White Sands. The rural population policed by Stettler detachment is also roughly 6,000 people.
The detachment establishment consists of a Sergeant Detachment Commander, a Corporal Supervisor, and eight Constables. Supporting these peace officers are three clerks (one being a Public Servant, and two being Municipal Employees). In addition, the detachments hosts the offices of three officers who are attached to Red Deer Traffic Services and the office for Heartland Victim Services who are composed of the coordinator & twelve volunteers.
The Town of Stettler contracts with the the Government of Canada for seven RCMP members to perform municipal policing duties. The Province of Alberta supplies two police officers to police the rural areas.
In addition, a full time Community Resource Officer has been established to work full time in the schools. This position is funded by a 3 way partnership between the Town of Stettler, the County of Stettler, and the Clearview School Division. This School Resource Officer provides Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) to grade 5&6 students attending the Stettler, Erskine, Big Valley, Byemoor and Donalda Elementary Schools.
The strategic goal of Stettler RCMP is to provide "Safe Homes & Safe Communities".
The RCMP in Stettler is well supported by the community. In excess of thirty citizens work with local police to enhance the quality of services provided. These volunteer organizations are:
The public can reach the local detachment by telephoning the complaint line at 403-742-3381 or the administration phone number at 403-742-3382. The facsimile for the detachment is 403-742-1530.
In 2008, the detachment responded or investigated 3,927 calls for service with nearly 75% of them occuring within the Town of Stettler. In Stettler 1,237 investigations were undertaken in relation to criminal, drug, or federal offences.
Working for the RCMP is exciting and pays well. It is a "Career Nowhere Near Ordinary".
On the links below, you will find information on drugs, crime prevention programs, mission statements, recruiting, policing priorities etc.