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. 



Bulletin 09-2017 Warrant Reduction and e-Ticketing (Update)4/20/2017
Bulletin 08-2017 New Helmet Requirement for Off-Highway Vehicle Riders4/12/2017
Bulletin 07-2017 British Columbia Driver and Vehicle Information4/3/2017
Bulletin - 05-2017 APOIP Cancelled-April 20173/7/2017
Bulletin - 06-2017 Shotgun Recertification Courses3/7/2017
Bulletin 04-2017 Warrant Reduction and eTicketing Changes3/2/2017
Bulletin 03-2017 APOIP-CPOIP Dates1/30/2017
Bulletin 02-2017 Removal of Registered Vehicle Owner Addresses on Manitoba Registration Cards1/23/2017
Bulletin 01-2017 - Ride for Hire Vehicle Registration1/5/2017
Bulletin 11-2016 CPIC Access11/9/2016
Bulletin - 09-2016 CPOIP Date Change Fall 201610/18/2016
Bulletin - 10-2016 CPOIP Training Review10/18/2016
Bulletin 08-2016 Extension of Manitoba Drivers Licences and Vehicle Registration7/6/2016
Bulletin 07-2016 Renewal Extension Date6/7/2016
Bulletin - 04-2016 Alert for Dispatchers - AEs4/22/2016
Bulletin 14-2015 Request for CPIC Access8/28/2015
Bulletin 12-2015 SOCC Maintenance of Seized Vehicles and Driver Suspensions8/11/2015
Bulletin - 10-2015 Powers of Arrest6/19/2015
Bulletin - 11-2015 Body Worn Cameras6/15/2015
Bulletin - 08-2015 Commissioner for Oaths Wording for Part 2 Tickets5/13/2015
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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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Resolving a Complaint Against a Sheriff, Fish and Wildlife Officer or Transport Officer in Alberta
2016 CPOIP Application Form
2016 APOIP Application Form
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