Long Weekend Enforcement Stats

Public Lands Enforcement Committee (PLEC) Long Weekend Enforcement Actions Reporting

After each long weekend, manual reporting is required for enforcement and educational activities conducted on:

  • Public Land Recreation Areas (PLRA)
  • Public Land Recreation Trails (PLRT)
  • Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ)
  • Vacant public land

The five AEP Operations Division Regional Leads, the Parks Division Lead and the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch Lead are required to batch the information for their region/agency and forward it to the AEP Operations Provincial Contact by noon the first day back to work after the long weekend.

Public Contacts August Long Weekend Stats

Statistical Tables and Graphs for Reporting Period: 8:00 a.m. Friday, August 4 to 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Graph 1: Educational and Peace Officer Contacts

Educational Contacts

Includes all members of the public contacted on public lands by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) staff, including Lands Officers and seasonal Recreation Public Engagement Officers, whose primary role is to provide education/outreach information.

Contacts include the same groups that enforcement officers are in contact with. Education is an integral component for an effective compliance assurance program. Raising the awareness and understanding of the government’s regulatory system and compliance assurance goals and principles.

Peace Officer Contacts

Includes all members of the public (including anglers, campers, hunters and other recreational users) contacted on public lands by:

  • Conservation Officers and Seasonal Park Rangers from Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers from Justice and Solicitor General’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch.

In addition to enforcing various types of legislation, enforcement officers also provide educational messages during compliance checks.

The majority of the public comply with the rules and are responsible stewards, enjoying various outdoor activities.

 

Graph showing Alberta public lands peace officer and educational contacts stats for 2017 August long weekend: total peace officer contacts - 6194; total educational contacts - 1509

Graph 2: Public Lands Calls to Report A Poacher Line

Covers Report A Poacher Calls to designated line 1-800-642-3800.The public are encouraged to report serious contraventions of public lands related legislation.

RAP will accept complaints and forward them for action. Serious contraventions of public lands legislation includes:

  • Closed area contraventions and contraventions of regulations in Public Lands Use Zones (PLUZ's)
  • Damage or loss to public lands (including dumping of garbage)
  • Random camping in the same location for greater than 14 days (including squatters)
  • Unauthorized structures on public lands
  • Wheeled and tracked vehicles being operated and parked on the bed, shore or in the water of Alberta’s streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

The following chart provides an overview of the number of public lands related RAP calls for the August long weekend.

 

Graph showing Alberta Public Lands Report a Poacher calls stats for 2017 August long weekend: Total Calls - 10

Summary Table 1: Contacts, Report A Poacher Calls and Staff Working Hours

 

JSG Fish and Wildlife Officers

AEP Operations Division

AEP Parks Division

Staff Patrol Time (Person Hours)

1305.0

789.0

574.0

Educational Contacts

-

1509

-

Peace Officer Contacts

3817

-

2377

Public Lands Calls to Report a Poacher Line

10

Enforcement Actions August Long Weekend Stats

Statistical Tables and Graphs for Reporting Period: 8:00 a.m. Friday, August 4 to 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The enforcement actions statistics are an overview of charges, warnings and other enforcement actions issued by:

  • Conservation Officers and Seasonal Park Rangers from Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers from Justice and Solicitor General’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch

Enforcement actions include all types of legislation officers routinely encounter on public lands, including:

  • Criminal Code and various other legislation
  • Fisheries Act
  • Liquor Act
  • Public Lands Act
  • Public Lands Administration Regulation
  • Traffic Safety Act
  • Wildlife Act

Graph 3: Enforcement Actions

 

Graph showing Alberta public lands enforcement actions stats for 2017 August long weekend: total prosecutions – 236; total written warnings – 242; total for all other enforcement actions – 25

Summary Table 2: Enforcement Actions

 

 

Prosecutions

Written Warnings

All Other
Enforcement
Actions1

Boating Legislation

0

8

6

Criminal Legislation

0

2

0

Environment Legislation

0

0

0

Fisheries Legislation

104

118

1

Forestry Legislation

4

2

0

Liquor and Gaming

43

9

0

Traffic Safety Legislation

68

56

1

New OHV Helmet legislation

5

14

0

Wildlife Legislation

3

1

1

All Other Legislation (Subtotal of Above)

227

210

9

Public Lands Legislation

15

26

16

Total Enforcement Actions

242

236

25

1 Except Verbal Warnings

 

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Updated: Aug 8, 2017