The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) ensures excellence and independence in the investigation of matters referred by the Director of Law Enforcement.
ASIRT has jurisdiction over all sworn police officers in the Province of Alberta. Their mandate is to investigate incidents or complaints involving serious injury* or death of any person, and matters of a serious or sensitive nature, that may have resulted from the actions of a police officer. They are governed by Section 46.1 of the Police Act, and currently have two offices located in Edmonton and Calgary.
ASIRT does not take complaints from the public; rather, files are forwarded to ASIRT by the Solicitor General. The public should forward any complaints to the police agency in question.
Susan D. Hughson, QC, is the executive director of ASIRT.
For more information, visit the ASIRT website at: www.asirt.ca
*Serious injury is defined when the victim is admitted to hospital with injuries consistent with a fracture to a limb, rib or vertebrae or to the skull, burns to a major portion of the body, a loss of any portion of the body, and/or when a victim suffers loss of vision or hearing.