For the week of November 14 through November 20, 2022, the Beaumont RCMP responded to 44 calls for service. Some of the calls for service included animal calls, breach of peace, Child Welfare Act, criminal harassment, disturbing the peace, hit and runs, false alarms, fraud, Mental Health Act, mischief – damage to property, suspicious person/vehicle/property, traffic collisions, and wellbeing checks.
The Beaumont RCMP conducted 27 traffic stops, resulting in 15 warnings and two violation tickets under the Traffic Safety Act.
Family Violence Prevention Month
November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta, which is a time to increase awareness about family violence. There are many different forms of abuse, such as physical, sexual, emotional/psychosocial, financial, and neglect. It is important that we all do our part to recognize the warning signs of family violence, which can include:
- unexplained bruises;
- acting differently around a partner;
- withdrawing from family/friends;
- changes in behaviour; and
- being frequently contacted at work (someone wanting to know what the victim is doing or where they are, etc.).
It is important to always create a safety plan, as this could help you or your family mitigate potential risks. A good safety plan could include:
- creating a code word with friends/family;
- preparing an emergency bag;
- keeping important documents in a safe place where you can grab them quickly; and
- planning a safe place you could go in case of an emergency.
There are several different supports if you are a victim/survivor of domestic violence, such as:
Always remember to call 911 or your local RCMP detachment if you fear for your safety or the safety of your children.
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.