Peace Officers 

A Public Security Peace Officer (PSPO) is a person who works to uphold and enforce certain laws and regulations in Alberta.  A PSPO is given limited powers and authority, under the current Alberta Peace Officer Act (May, 2007). They are not to be confused with Police Officers, who have a much wider range of authority.

Currently, there are over 3000 PSPOs in Alberta, working for some 284 different agencies, with Provincial Government offices being the largest employer.  All levels of government, as well as organizations such as public health authorities and post-secondary institutions may employ PSPOs.

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has overall authority for the Public Security Peace Officer Program, as provided in the Peace Officer Act. A policy manual is available to help employers better understand their roles and responsibilities when applying for authorization and hiring these peace officers. 

 

 Bulletins

Bulletin - 07-2014 PO Long Service Medal10/21/2014
Bulletin - 06-2014 - Traffic Safety Act Amendments6/18/2014
Bulletin - 05-2014 - REVISED APOIP 2014 Course Dates - May.12.20146/3/2014
Bulletin 04-214 - New Manager of Peace Officer Program3/17/2014
Bulletin - 03-2014 - APIOP 2014 Dates2/24/2014
Bulletin - 02-2014 - CPIOP 2014 Dates2/14/2014
Bulletin 01-2014 - CPIC Acknowledgement Forms and Termination of Employment2/7/2014
BULLETIN - 22-2013 - 2014 CPIOP Applications12/16/2013
BULLETIN - 21-2013 - Violation Tickets10/1/2013
BULLETIN - 20-2013 CPOIP Fees9/5/2013
BULLETIN 19-2013 - CPIC Access Update8/19/2013
BULLETIN - 18-2013 - CPIOP7/25/2013
Bulletin 17-2013 - Acting Manager Peace Officer Program7/18/2013
Bulletin 16-2013 - Interim Policy Changes for Identification Cards6/25/2013
Bulletin 15-2013 - Interim Policy Changes for Identification Cards6/24/2013
Bulletin 14-2013 - Certified CRCs for CPIC Access6/5/2013
Bulletin 13-2013 - 24 Hour Suspension Forms6/4/2013
Bulletin 12-2013 - New ADM5/22/2013
BULLETIN - 24 Hour Driver Suspension Form - 11-20134/9/2013
Bulletin 10-2013 - Sheriff's OCC Toll Free Number for CPIC3/27/2013
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 Publications

Government MLS Review of Special Constable Program
Presentation - Peace Officer Act Employer Training
Public Security Peace Officer Program - Policy and Procedure Manual
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 Forms

2014 CPOIP Application
Instructions - How to Resolve Complaint Against a Sheriff - May.2007
Instructions - How to Resolve Complaint Against a Peace Officer - May.2007
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 Common Questions