MHPS Supports National Teen Driver Safety Week
Texting behind the wheel is equivalent to driving blindfolded for almost five seconds. The Medicine Hat Police Service is partnering with Parachute for National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), which takes place October 16-22, to create positive behaviour changes to…
Medicine Hat Male Charged with Causing Unnecessary Suffering to Animal
On October 19, 2016 the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to a concern regarding the welfare of a horse being stabled in the South West industrial area of Medicine Hat, AB. The subsequent investigation, which involved the opinion of a…
Meth Dealer Arrested Outside of Medicine Hat
An alleged methamphetamine dealer was arrested by ALERT Medicine Hat’s organized crime and gang team. Aaron Hotchen was arrested with 49 grams of meth and a sawed-off shotgun.
The 51-year-old man was arrested by ALERT Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Police…
October STEP – Occupant Restraints
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) for the month of October will focus on occupant restraints. Throughout the month check stops will be set up in various locations to ensure that seat belts are being worn and also that child occupant restraints are properly installed in the vehicle and that the child is in the appropriate seat / position.
Infants under 1 year of age and under 22lbs (10kg) should remain rear facing. Once a child is over 1 year old, is at least 22 lbs (10kg) and can get themselves from a seated to a…