The Mandate of the Municipal Enforcement Department 896-3322 (24/7)
In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador Municipalities reserve the right to employ and swear in Municipal Constables (Community Constables). The role within the community covers a wide variety of laws and legislation. The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Constables responds to a wide variety of situations that fall under a variety of laws and legislation.
Community Constables are Peace Officers as defined under the Criminal Code, employed for the preservation and protection of the public peace as well as Civil Service. The Constables work alongside other agencies like the RCMP assisting with traffic control at motor vehicle collisions. Assisting with Parades and often conduct foot patrols at Happy Valley-Goose Bay public events. Other agencies that the Constables work alongside are Newfoundland & Labrador Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation officers, etc.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay also has a full-time Animal Control Officer whose sole responsibility is to conduct patrols, and answer animal control calls within the community. The Animal Control Officer works closely with the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Constables.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Constable also works hand in hand with the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Fire & Emergency Services Department, providing emergency response alongside the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Volunteer Fire Department and assisting with scene safety, containment, and public safety.
Regulations such as:
- Property Standards
- Noise / Public Nuisance Complaints
- Animal Investigations (Regulations)
- Public Intoxication
- Moving Traffic Enforcement
- Parking Issues
- ATV / Offroad Vehicle Regulations
- Public Safety Monitoring
- Patroling Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Parks & Playgrounds
- Patroling of Schools
- Patroling of Trails (ATV/Snowmobile/Pedestrian)
- Prohibited use of Cellular Devices while driving / Distracted Driving
- Open liquor in public / in vehicle
Community Constables are heavily involved in the community with educational programs like Bike rodeos, School presentations, and other public-related issues.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Municipal Enforcement Department does NOT deal directly with Criminal Code situations as that role in the community is overseen by the RCMP Detachment and its Members. In the event that the Community Constables come across a Criminal situation, they immediately contact the RCMP, in many cases situations that may be called into the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Constables are unknown criminal code investigations, and when realized by the Community Constables the RCMP get involved and take over the situation. Community Constables do not respond purposely to Suspected Impaired Drivers while conducting traffic duties. The RCMP is called the second a Community Constable suspects possible impairment of a driver.
The public of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is encouraged to call the complaint line at 896-3322 for situations such as:
- Animal Control
- Animal Welfare
- Noise complaints
- Property Issues
- Traffic concerns
- Speeding complaints
- ATV / Snowmobile and other off-road vehicle complaints
To contact the Municipal Enforcement Department please see the below information:
Municipal Enforcement Complaints Line: 709.896.3322 (24 Hours / 7 Days A Week)
Municipal Enforcement Complaints Email: [email protected]
or by the following:
Municipal Enforcement Officer – Larry Baker
Email: [email protected]
Animal Control Officer – Julia Kelland
Municipal ATV and Off-Road Motorcycle Regulations
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Municipal Enforcement Department is reaching out to the community to help raise awareness on ATV and Off-Road Motorcycle safety and regulations.
The Town works in partnership with the RCMP on the enforcement of its Municipal ATV and Off-Road Motorcycle Regulations (click the link below to download).
Violations and complaints received by the RCMP and the Town are mostly related to individuals operating ATVs and Off-Road Motorcycles on municipal roadways, trail ways, green spaces, and not wearing helmets. Individuals who do not comply with the regulations could be subject to a $500 fine and possible impoundment of the ATV or Off-Road Motorcycle.
To download a copy of the Municipal ATV & Off-Road Motorcycle Regulations, click on the below:
HVGB RCMP Monthly Policing Reports
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor, Council and Municipal Enforcement Department and the local HVGB RCMP Detachment have formed a strong working relationship. Each month the RCMP provides a monthly report to the Mayor, below you will find a copy of the reports from January 2022 onward.
Municipal Enforcement Department Monthly Call Reports