For the week of November 7 through November 13, 2022, the Beaumont RCMP responded to 46 calls for service. Some of the calls for service included 911 Act, animal calls, assault, assistance to Canadian/provincial agency, assistance to public, Cannabis Act, Child Welfare Act, fail to comply, false alarms, fire prevention, item/lost found, Mental Health Act, mischief-obstruct enjoyment, moving and non-moving traffic, other moving and non-moving traffic, other provincial statutes, sexual assault, suspicious person/vehicle, theft under $5,000, uttering threats, and wellbeing check.
The Beaumont RCMP conducted 42 traffic stops, resulting in six warnings and one ticket under the Traffic Safety Act.
Members from the RCMP had the honour of attending the local Remembrance Day service, which was held in Beaumont.
For the month of November, the Alberta Crime Prevention Calendar focuses on cyber crime. Beaumont RCMP urge the public to familiarize themselves with what cyber crime is and to know how to prevent/report it.
Some prevention tips are:
- Don’t re-use passwords. Change them often, and be sure to use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters to create a strong one.
- Use multi-factor authentication, as that makes it more difficult for criminals to access your accounts by needing more then one piece of identifying information.
- Buy from reputable sources and don’t let unbeatable prices cloud your judgement.
- Phishing is a commonly used tactic for cyber crime. Phishing messages ask you to validate information by clicking links and may threaten you with legal action. Verify legitimacy by calling the company directly.
- Always remember to review privacy settings regularly to control who can see what personal information on your profile.
Beaumont residents are encouraged to view the RCMP Crime Mapping tool and can access the map through the City of Beaumont’s website at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/532/Beaumont-RCMP-Crime-Map.
The Beaumont RCMP encourages the public to report all criminal and suspicious activity. In case of an emergency, call 911. For non-urgent reports, call the Beaumont RCMP Detachment complaint line at 780-929-7400. Your report helps us know where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future.