Central Alberta RCMP and Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services patrol Pigeon Lake

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On March 27, RCMP officers from several detachments, along with officers from the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services, conducted joint patrols of Pigeon Lake.

RCMP Officers from Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit, Thorsby and Breton detachments as well as a Community Peace Officer from Wetaskiwin County, joined up to assist Fish and Wildlife with this operation on Pigeon Lake.

A number of check stops were conducted at major access points on Pigeon Lake. RCMP officers were paired with Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers to check for compliance with respect to holding proper angling licences/adhering to catch limits, traffic related offences as well as alcohol & cannabis related offences.

Enforcement outcomes of the operation include the following:

  • 123 vehicles checked
  • 97 Mandatory Alcohol Screenings (MAS)
  • 26 Anglers checks
  • 9 Verbal warnings
  • 5 Written warnings
  • 7 Violation tickets issued
  • 2 Walleye seizures for tagging and licence violations
  • 1 vehicle seizure as a result of a MAS producing a caution code and a 72-hour driver’s licence suspension

This successful operation is a great example of the partnership and collaboration of enforcement agencies in Alberta working together to keep recreational areas enjoyable and safe for all Albertans.

—RCMP

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