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Roles and responsibilities
There are 30 full-time staff across 7 branches to ensure Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office provides excellent and consistent services across the province.
Branches are located in:
- Grande Prairie
- Red Deer
- Fort McMurray
Under the direction of Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer, these professionals – firearms officers, firearms agents and other program staff – help the Chief Firearms Officer for Alberta fulfill their duties, which include:
- licensing individuals and businesses, such as retailers and museums
- conducting ongoing inspections of Alberta’s 326,000 individual licence holders to ensure they continue to be meet eligibility criteria
- approving and monitoring shooting clubs and ranges
- overseeing firearms safety courses
- updating records
- following courts orders to ensure public safety
- approving firearm purchases and sales
- issuing authorizations to transport and carry firearms
- providing assistance to police investigations
- licensing affidavits for court purposes
- attending hearings as a witness
- designating and licensing firearms instructors and examiners
Chief Firearms Officer
Bryant was a member of the Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee. She served as the secretary of the Alberta Arms and Cartridge Collectors Association for the past 16 years and is the president of the Military Collectors Club of Canada. Bryant was an associate professor with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary on national and international business.
As Chief Firearms Officer, Bryant will demonstrate that public safety and a flourishing firearms community are mutually complementary goals. She will ensure that we preserve for future generations a firearms heritage that reflects Alberta’s values of safety, responsibility and respect for individual rights.
In the community
A major part of Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer’s role is to help bond Alberta’s law-abiding firearms community together. The ACFO will have a strong presence in Alberta, connecting with stakeholders across the province to explain how the office advocates for law-abiding firearms owners and focus on safety.
If you would like the ACFO to attend an event in your community, contact us.
Alberta names chief firearms officer (August 26, 2021)
If you have any suggestions that would help us enhance the administration of the Canadian Firearms Program, let us know. Unfortunately, we cannot reply to every suggestion, but your feedback will be used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.
For feedback and questions about the administration of the Canadian Firearms Program, contact us.
Connect with Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office:
Email: [email protected]
Alberta Chief Firearms Office
PO Box 458, Station Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 2K1
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