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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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This information only applies to complaints against the Edmonton Police Service. A complaint against the RCMP has a different procedure and is not outlined in this pamphlet.

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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 office regulates Alberta’s civil enforcement industry. They respond to complaints from the public about civil enforcement agencies and their employees. Guided by the Civil Enforcement Act, this office regulates the civil enforcement industry in alberta. This page has a list of and links to registered civil enforcement agencies in Alberta.

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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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If you’re not satisfied with the services or policies of a municipal or First Nations police service, or the conduct of a police officer, the Police Act gives you the right to complain about it. This page also provides information on how to file a complaint against RCMP, Sheriff, Peace Officer, or First Nations Police Officer.
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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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