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Alberta Resources

From one convenient location you can access the websites of all five Alberta associations, and (where available) those of the Association's affiliate boards. Crime Stoppers allows you to give the police tips anonymously and confidentially. If your tip leads to an arrest there is a possibility of monetary reward.
Related legal topic(s): Crime prevention, Public safety

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is available through the Edmonton Police Sservice Professional Standards Branch to address citizen complaints involving the police.The page on the EPS website provides information on the process and benefits of the service.

Related legal topic(s): Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

The ministry of Justice and Solicitor General is responsible for policing and policing standards in Alberta. First Nations are policed by the RCMP Provincial Police Service unless another arrangement is made under Section Five of the Police Act. There are a number of First Nations communities that have made other policing arrangements through agreements with the province and Canada—either through a Tripartite Agreement (TA) or a Community Tripartite Agreement (CTA).
Related legal topic(s): Police

If you’re not satisfied with the services or policies of a municipal or First Nations police service, or the conduct of a police officer, the Police Act gives you the right to complain about it. This page also provides information on how to file a complaint against RCMP, Sheriff, Peace Officer, or First Nations Police Officer.
Related legal topic(s): Police

K Division RCMP provides federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations policing services in Alberta through 107 detachments with more than 2200 regular (sworn) and civilian members, 150 public service employees and about 400 municipal employees. The Division is divided geographically into five districts which provide front-line policing services to Albertans under contracts with the Government of Alberta or directly with municipalities.
Related legal topic(s): Police

Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security employs around 350 Sheriffs (formerly known as Provincial Protection Officers) who play an important role in Alberta law enforcement. Sheriffs provide courtroom security in 75 communities across the province. They are also responsible for the transportation of inmates between correctional centres and the courts, as well as legislature security and executive security services. Their role in public security has also recently expanded to include patrolling highways across the province as part of a permanent Sheriff Traffic Enforcement Program.
Related legal topic(s): Police


The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is the national voice for 57,000 police personnel across Canada. Membership includes police personnel serving in 170 police services across Canada, from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal and provincial police services, and members of the RCMP, railway police, and first nations police personnel.

Related legal topic(s): Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body.

Related legal topic(s): Police