Part of Law enforcement

Law Enforcement Review Board

The board hears appeals about the decisions on police officer complaints and the cancellations of peace officer appointments.


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:

  • citizens
  • 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).


Compensation disclosure

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:

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.


Connect with the Law Enforcement Review Board:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9376
Fax: 780-422-4782
Email: [email protected]

Law Enforcement Review Board
c/o Board Secretary
1502, 10025 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2Z2