The RCMP is Canada’s national police service. Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.


To enforce laws, prevent crime and maintain peace, order and security.


Recognizing the dedication of all employees, we will create and maintain an environment of individual safety, well-being and development. We are guided by:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Accountability


To provide sensitive, responsive, professional policing service, cooperatively with the community, to enhance the level of security and livability in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, within a healthy work environment.


  • We are a progressive, proactive and innovative organization
  • We provide the highest quality service through dynamic leadership, education and technology in partnership with the diverse communities we serve
  • We are accountable and efficient through shared decision-making
  • We ensure a healthy work environment that encourages team building, open communication and mutual respect
  • We promote safe communities
  • We demonstrate leadership in the pursuit of excellence


  • Unbiased and respectful treatment of all people
  • Accountability
  • Mutual problem solving
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Enhancement of public safety
  • Partnerships and consultation
  • Open and honest communication
  • Effective and efficient use of resources
  • Quality and timely service


The RCMP is a progressive, transparent and proactive organization which believes in working in partnership with the communities it serves. One way the RCMP accomplishes this is by completing an Annual Performance Plan (APP).

The Annual Performance Plan is used by RCMP Detachments across the country to assist in meeting the goal of secure and safe communities. The RCMP uses the plan to focus on areas where attention is needed to improve public safety and reduce crime. While priorities such as traffic and youth are common, it is important to recognize that each community has unique needs. As priorities can change rapidly, this information is used to ensure that policing services are meeting the demands of the citizens we serve.

The Wood Buffalo Detachment sets its annual priorities each year by engaging not only the members and staff within the detachment but also the public. Every year the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo conducts RCMP and Bylaw Services Citizen Telephone and Web-based surveys; the purpose of these surveys is to assess public perceptions of community safety, police and Bylaw Services. A total of 500 telephone surveys and 224 web surveys were completed in 2014 using a questionnaire designed by RCMP/Bylaw Services Corporate Support Services.

The results of the 2014 Citizen Surveys can be downloaded below:

The creation of the Annual Performance Plan also includes Open Town Hall meetings that are held in Fort McMurray and all of the rural communities within the Wood Buffalo region. These sessions are open to all citizens and provide them the opportunity to voice their concerns while in turn providing input into the policing priorities.

The Wood Buffalo Detachment also conducts a Community Consultation Session every year. This session includes representatives and stakeholders from city council, industry, the non-profit sector, school districts, the multi-cultural community and local business owners. In this session, members of the public are given the opportunity to express issues and concerns they see in their neighborhoods and throughout the region.

Once feedback has been gathered from both surveys and the public engagement sessions, the Detachment Commander, with the assistance of the Senior Management Team, then sets the priorities for the year.

The 2015-2016 priorities were created as part of a joint effort between the Wood Buffalo RCMP and Bylaw Services branch who continue to work in an integrated capacity to service the residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

2015-2016 Priorities

Contribute to Safe Roads
Initiatives – Impaired Driving, School Zones, Intersections/Pedestrian Safety, Seatbelts, Education, Speeding, Parking, Taxis

Community Safety
Initiatives – Partnerships, Visibility, Youth Involvement, Prolific Offender Checks, OHV Education/Usage, Sidewalk Snow Removal, Animal Control.

Initiatives – Intelligence Gathering, Source Development Reports, Trafficking Charges, Education

Reduce Property Crime
Initiatives – Graffiti/Education, Theft of OHV & Snowmobiles/Education

Although very worthwhile objectives, which will garner focus and resources from the Wood Buffalo detachment, the RCMP and Bylaw Services as a whole will continue providing services in all aspects of policing in the communities with the RMWB.