As part of the continued 2013 Wood Buffalo Detachment Centennial Celebration, a commemorative book has been commissioned and is available to the general public. This book is an excellent showcase of the vast history of policing in the Wood Buffalo region over the past 100 years, and is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of law enforcement and their partners.
The book can be obtained from the Fort McMurray Victim Services Unit, located at the Wood Buffalo Detachment in Timberlea, for a $40 (cash only) donation with the funds going to support local youth initiatives in our community.
There are a limited number of books available so purchases will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Get your own piece of Wood Buffalo history today! ...
Jon TupperPlease accept my heart felt thanks for all that you've done in those 100 years, and all that your force continues to do today. Happy New Year to all of your members.1 month ago
The countdown has started to when jolly old St. Nick will be sliding down our chimneys and bringing cheer to all. The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to remind the community that amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season there are things that we can do to keep our homes and family safe.
- During the shopping season, keep bags in an area of the vehicle where they are not visible to the possible Grinch walking by.
- Avoid leaving presents in a parked vehicle.
- Lock your residence at all times.
- Let friends or trusted neighbors know when you will be on vacation or out of town.
- Have someone check in on your residence regularly while you are away.
- When on vacation, ensure that you have someone shoveling your driveway and dusting the snow off of your vehicle.
- Place both exterior and interior lights on a timer so it appears as though someone is home.
- Discard packaging of expensive items carefully. Cut up packaging and place it in a garbage bag prior to placing it in the garbage bin. By doing this you are not advertising all of the new items Santa brought you.
- Plan ahead for your night out. When attending a holiday party, ensure you always have a designated driver or arrange for a taxi.
The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! ...
The Wood Buffalo RCMP are encouraging motorists to adjust their driving for the ever-changing weather and winter road conditions. Weather conditions can be unpredictable. During the winter months, road conditions can change quickly and often.
Posted speed limits are for ideal road conditions when it is sunny and dry. Collisions can result in thousands of dollars in damage to your vehicle, higher insurance premiums, and even serious injuries or death. Those can all be avoided in many cases, simply by slowing down. Keep a safe distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you to avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly on a slippery surface.
Some additional tips for safe winter driving:
• As always, buckle up when you get into a vehicle;
• Stay alert. Black ice can look like a new patch of asphalt. Pavement is usually grey-white in the winter;
• Do not use cruise control. Winter driving requires you to be in full control of your vehicle at all times;
• Allow extra time for travelling. Delay your trip if the weather is bad;
• Turn on your lights, even during the day. Regular headlights are brighter than daytime running lights, and also activate your tail lights, making your vehicle more visible to other; and
• Avoid quick or jarring movements. These can cause skidding and loss of control when changing lanes, accelerating or breaking.
Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving conditions: make sure to have proper tires, wiper blades and ensure the lights are functioning properly. In addition to the right vehicle equipment, have an emergency kit on board that contains warm clothes and blankets, candles, non-perishable food items, flares and other warning devices, in the event of the unpredictable. Safe roads are everyone’s responsibility! ...