Local Peace Officers Respond To 26 COVID-19 Incidents

Peace officers across Wood Buffalo have responded to 26 incidents of people failing to follow measures against COVID-19.

Each incident took place between March 14 and April 13 and was resolved with a warning and education.

“We really want to give people the opportunity to become informed about what orders are in place and allow them to voluntarily comply without having to be faced with a violation,” said Aaron Anderson, Supervisor of Bylaw Services with the RMWB.

If a fine is deemed necessary, officers can ticket someone up to $1,200. However, moving forward, Bylaw Services is focused on warnings.

Officers have also completed 1,319 park patrols. Municipal parks remain closed to help limit large gatherings and stop the spread of the virus.

“Right now, our Officers are completing proactive patrols and focusing on areas where higher volumes of public complaints are identified,” added Anderson.

Residents can get more information about the local response and what’s open and closed by visiting the RMWB’s website.

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