Policing and police oversight

You should feel safe anywhere in the province. In support of this, two of the Alberta government's key priorities are to:

  • promote safe and strong communities
  • reduce crime


Alberta's overall policing strategy is based on three main principles:

To learn more about this strategy, download Safe and Strong Communities: Law Enforcement in Alberta 75 KB Download Adobe Acrobat Reader .


Policing and police oversight includes:

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Director of law enforcement

This position:

  • monitors police services to ensure that adequate and effective policing is maintained across the province
  • monitors how public complaints against the police are handled
  • develops and promotes programs to improve practices, standards and training for police services, police commissions and RCMP policing committees

Types of policing

The Police Act defines how policing and police oversight are carried out. Three types of policing are used in Alberta.


Alberta's Roundtable on the Future of Policing Summary
Safe and Strong Communities - Law Enforcement in Alberta
ATE Technology Guidelines Guidelines (Sept 2014)
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