Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Minister Ellis was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the constituency of Calgary-West in a by-election on October 27, 2014. He was re-elected on May 5, 2015 and again on April 16, 2019.

Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Ellis spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. During his tenure he served 8 years in the position of constable and 3 as patrol sergeant. In recognition of his service he received a 10-year distinguished service medal in 2013.

During Mr. Ellis’s policing career his focus was primarily on community policing, which included working with some of Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens through the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness. He specialized in judicial administration law and incident command, and also trained other officers in how to help victims of crime.

Mr. Ellis has studied in the bachelor of policing program at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He also holds a management certificate from Mount Royal College and leadership certification from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mr. Ellis is married to Hollie, and together they have 3 children.

Mike Ellis was sworn in as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services on October 24, 2022. He previously served as Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction.