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Overview

We gathered perspectives from Albertans to help determine critical areas of the Police Act, Police Service Regulation and Alberta provincial policing standards to amend or reform.

Your responses helped identify opportunities to:

  • modernize policing
  • ensure Albertans feel safe and confident that justice is being done
  • ensure police are accountable to the communities they protect

This review of the Police Act built on a broad stakeholder engagement on the future of policing held between June 2018 and March 2019.

Timeline

  • Open

    Survey closed January 4, 2021.

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    December 2022

Who is listening

Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services

Input received

Albertans shared their thoughts on policing and their experiences with the police through an online survey from December 3, 2020 to January 4, 2021.

In fall of 2020 and early 2021, government officials met with stakeholders, including police associations, First Nations, community leaders, municipalities, and communities representing cultural and ethnic diversity.

Outcomes

Your responses helped us understand barriers and challenges in the current system while identifying opportunities to implement changes in policing.

The Police Amendment Act, 2022, (formerly Bill 6) was introduced in 2022 to improve police accountability and enhance public confidence by reforming policing practices and strengthening ties to the community.

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