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:
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Policing and police oversight includes:
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Director of law enforcement
- 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.