EMERGENCY SERVICESIf you need emergency assistance from RCMP, Fire Department or Ambulance service please dial 911.
R.C.M.P. Didsbury Detachment
2425 19 Street
403.335.3382 Administrative and Information
403.335.3381 24-Hour Complaint line & Emergencies
2101 19 Avenue
Emergency medical and ambulance services for Didsbury and Mountain View County are provided by Alberta Health Services.
The Town of Didsbury values the safety and security of its residents and visitors. In addition to a 10 member RCMP detachment that serves the Didsbury and its surrounding region, Didsbury also employs one full-time Community Peace Officer and one full-time Animal Control Officer.
If you require the assistance of a Peace Officer, please contact our action request line at 403.335.2030. You can also submit a bylaw complaint online.
The Community Peace Officers are a provincially appointed enforcement officers who is able to investigate and enforce all municipal legislation. The Community Peace Officers are also able to enforce some of the more common provincial statutes such as:
- Traffic Safety Act
- Liquor and Gaming Act
- Animal Protection Act
- Stray Animals Act
- Dangerous Dogs Act
- Trespass to Premises Act
- Petty Trespass Act
- Provincial Offences and Procedures Act
If there is an issue of concern to you, you may contact Town of Didsbury Peace Officers by telephone at 403.335.3391 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Didsbury is also part of a Regional Agreement that allows all Peace Officers within Mountain View County and the Towns and Villages within the County to enforce provincial legislation within the Town of Didsbury when they see an issue that needs to be addressed.
The Town of Didsbury Municipal Enforcement provides animal control duties for the Town of Didsbury and Mountain View County. To view pictures of animals currently being held in our facility, please click here. If you do not see your pet posted, please call 403.335.3391 to make a lost pet report and if your animal is turned in or found by us, we will make every effort to contact you.
Please be aware that pet identification such as tattoos, microchips and tags greatly increase our ability to reunite you with your pet.
If you are a Town of Didsbury resident you are required by law to buy a tag for your dog(s) and/or cat(s). The cost for dog and cat tags is $20 for altered pets, $40 for unaltered and if you buy or renew your animal license before January 31 for that year you license fee is only $15 for altered pets and $35 for unaltered pets ... a savings of $5/pet.
For a list of frequently requested bylaws, please click here.
DISASTER SERVICES – MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Town of Didsbury has a Plan!
In case of a disaster, the Town of Didsbury has a Director of Emergency Management and two Deputy Directors. The Town participates in a Regional Emergency Management Plan, created and maintained by the Mountain View Regional Disaster Services Committee. As a committee we meet quarterly to discuss emergency preparedness and are ready to support one another’s communities when called upon.
The Town of Didsbury participates in regular disaster preparedness scenarios and provides training for all Town of Didsbury staff. In addition to having an Emergency Plan, the Town of Didsbury has a separate Pandemic Preparedness Plan. This plan is put in place to ensure all essential services are maintained when we are faced with severe staff shortages.
If you would like to learn more about the Town of Didsbury’s emergency preparedness please call the Town of Didsbury at 403.335.3391 or email the Municipal Enforcement department.
In the event of a disaster such as a tornado, snowstorm or even a train derailment, the Town of Didsbury would like to ensure its residents are equipped with the information they need to make the right decisions. It is important that Town residents be prepared as well by having food, heat and shelter for at least 72 hours.
For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit http://www.safecanada.ca/ or http://www.aema.gov.ab.ca/.