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Definition: An organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws.
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These two online tutorials were created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The first covers making a report to the police; what will they do; and what you may have to do. The second explains what else may happen for the accused.

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The Edmonton Police Service has developed this Neighbourhood Crime Mapping tool as a way to keep the public informed and help prevent crime. Select a neighbourhood by ‘clicking’ on the city map, select a date range, and then one, some or all of eight crime groups to plot on the map.

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The ministry of Justice and Solicitor General is responsible for policing and policing standards in Alberta. First Nations are policed by the RCMP Provincial Police Service unless another arrangement is made under Section Five of the Police Act. There are a number of First Nations communities that have made other policing arrangements through agreements with the province and Canada—either through a Tripartite Agreement (TA) or a Community Tripartite Agreement (CTA).
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Produced by Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Sections include: Before You Start; Starting A Complaint; The Investigation; After The Investigation; Appeals; Laying A Private Information; Civil Suits. This resource may be read online or may be downloaded as a PDF.

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This online resource from Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security describes the structure of police services in Alberta.

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This online resource from Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security explains the process for making a complaint about police services and the conduct of police officers in the various types of police services operating in Alberta.

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K Division RCMP provides federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations policing services in Alberta through 107 detachments with more than 2200 regular (sworn) and civilian members, 150 public service employees and about 400 municipal employees. The Division is divided geographically into five districts which provide front-line policing services to Albertans under contracts with the Government of Alberta or directly with municipalities.
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Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security employs around 350 Sheriffs (formerly known as Provincial Protection Officers) who play an important role in Alberta law enforcement. Sheriffs provide courtroom security in 75 communities across the province. They are also responsible for the transportation of inmates between correctional centres and the courts, as well as legislature security and executive security services. Their role in public security has also recently expanded to include patrolling highways across the province as part of a permanent Sheriff Traffic Enforcement Program.
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The Canadian Police Association (CPA) is the national voice for 57,000 police personnel across Canada. Membership includes police personnel serving in 170 police services across Canada, from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal and provincial police services, and members of the RCMP, railway police, and first nations police personnel.

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The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is an independent federal agency established in 1988 to review public complaints about the conduct of RCMP members in a fair and impartial manner. Anyone, including a non-citizen, who has a concern about the conduct of an RCMP member can make a complaint. You do not have to be directly involved in the incident; you can make a complaint on behalf of someone else, or as a witness to an incident.

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