Building safe communities

Alberta addresses crime reduction with a balanced approach – prevention, intervention and enforcement – and community partnerships.

The Ministry uses its strategies and initiatives to:

  • increase the safety and resiliency of our communities
  • improve the personal and public safety of our citizens
  • reduce and prevent family violence and bullying
  • take action to address repeat offenders
  • help First Nations communities address the needs of at-risk community members
  • encourage and support local crime prevention programs
  • help community groups deal with gangs and marijuana grow-ops

Programs and initiatives

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)



Civil Forfeiture Office

Crime prevention

Family violence

Help for victims of crime

High risk offenders

Restorative justice

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN)

Youth justice committees