Community standards enhance a livable city by supporting safe properties and a civil urban society that meets the standards and expectations of communities. This is accomplished by the identification of standards, together with the education, compliance and, where necessary, enforcement initiatives required to uphold them.
Our enforcement officers help protect residents by promoting compliance with the City’s community standards while ensuring a sense of safety and security for all.
Community Standards Peace Officers
The Community Standards Peace Officers respond to "on the spot" bylaw enforcement needs, such as after-hours construction noise and people driving with unsecured loads.
These Officers are out in neighbourhoods and on public roads. They can be a great resource for any bylaw questions or concerns. While they can enforce any bylaw, but they are focusing on five main things:
Vehicles driving with an unsecured or poorly-secured load
People dumping snow, dirt, garbage or anything else illegally on public and private property
People obstructing a public road
Illegal signs or other visual obstructions along roadways
Construction or industrial noise
The Community Standards Peace Officers will also respond to any bylaw concerns that requires an immediate response. Complaints will normally be investigated within 24 hours.
Transit Peace Officers
Transit Peace Officers are highly trained and skilled professionals. They patrol in uniform on ETS vehicles and property which include buses, LRT and transit stations 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They help create safe environments, provide customer assistance and promote fare compliance.
The Transit Peace Officer Bike Patrol is also active during suitable weather conditions from spring until fall. The Bike Patrol can access certain areas better than a vehicle, such as bike paths along LRT tracks or areas congested by traffic and/or special events.
Transit Peace Officers are authorized to enforce municipal bylaws and have powers and authority under several provincial acts.
Municipal Enforcement Officers
Where citizen activities or property conditions don't meet acceptable municipal standards, Municipal Enforcement Officers provide education, warnings, inspections, and apply penalties.
Municipal Enforcement Officers work with citizens in neighbourhoods and business communities to ensure that Edmonton's basic community standards are maintained to a reasonable level.
Municipal Enforcement Officers enforce bylaws to deal with common complaints such as:
Minimum Maintenance of Buildings
Recreational Vehicle Parking
Sidewalk Snow Removal
Animal Care & Control Officers
Animal Control Peace Officers help owners ensure their pets are a positive addition to the community. This is done through education programs, mediating neighbour disputes, providing advice and enforcement.
Officers also patrol neighbourhoods for stray animals and return lost pets to their owners and respond to animals in distress or animals that have been abandoned.
Animal Control Peace Officers are sworn peace officers, giving them the ability to write tickets and lay charges that require a pet owner to appear in court.
They assist the Edmonton Police Service with aggressive or injured animals, Provincial Brand Inspectors with loose livestock and Provincial Conservation Officers with wildlife inside city limits.
Park rangers ensure that the river valley is a safe and enjoyable recreational space. Equally important is our aim to maintain healthy co-existence between the valley's plants and wildlife, and the four million people that visit every year.
The 10 full-time urban park rangers are knowledgeable in the areas of resource management, wildlife, forestry, outdoor recreation, and law enforcement.