The Law Enforcement Review Board is an independent and impartial body established under the Police Act.
The principal activity of the board is to hear appeals about:
- police services’ decisions on complaints about the actions of police officers
- the Alberta government’s cancellations of individual peace officer appointments
Who can appeal
Appeals can be filed by any one of the affected parties:
- police officers – from municipal or Indigenous police services
- peace officers – sheriffs, fish and wildlife officers, community peace officers, regulatory inspection and investigative officers
At the request of the Alberta government, the board may also investigate any matter relating to policing.
Appeal a decision
To learn how to file an appeal, visit: Complaints about officers – Appeal a decision.
Search the list of public agencies to find the Law Enforcement Review Board’s:
- mandate and roles
- code of conduct
- agency classification
The Law Enforcement Review Board is an expert body that’s made up of people who have a broad range of experience in the community.
All board members are appointed by the lieutenant-governor. The chair of the board must be an active member of the Law Society of Alberta.
View current membership: Public agency member biographies.
Appeal hearing bulletins
Every month, the Law Enforcement Review Board releases a bulletin that lists the appeal hearings for the next month.
The Law Enforcement Review Board publishes the reasons for all of its appeal decisions. Before doing this, the reasons are provided in writing to the:
- affected citizen(s)
- affected officer(s)
- appropriate police service
Visit the CanLII website for Law Enforcement Review Board decisions (2002 to present).
- Categories of Police Misconduct (PDF, 11 KB)
- LERB Appeal Information
- LERB Appeal Rules
- LERB Strategic Direction
- LERB Annual Reports
- Media Release – Arkinstall Inquiry Report (PDF, 141 KB)
- Arkinstall Inquiry Report (2018)
- Lethbridge Police Service Inquiry Rules and Appendices (PDF, 914 KB)
- Application for Standing
- Notice to Produce
- Notice to Attend
- Undertaking Re Inquiry Documents (Preliminary or Final)
- Application to Add or Remove a Witness from the Witness List
- Application to Add or Remove a Document from the Inquiry Documents
- Application by Media for Copies of Particular Documents
Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:
- all board members
- employees who earn over a threshold amount (see Public sector body compensation disclosure)
This is a requirement under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act. The postings are required by June 30 each year and will be maintained for 5 years.
Compensation disclosure file
Download the Law Enforcement Review Board's compensation disclosure (CSV, 7 KB).
Connect with the Law Enforcement Review Board:
Law Enforcement Review Board
c/o Board Secretary
1502, 10025 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2
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