Overview

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

Your responses will identify opportunities to modernize policing, helping to ensure Albertans feel safe and confident that justice is being done, and that police are accountable to the communities they protect.

The Police Act review will focus on 3 main topics:

  • governance and public trust (including complaints and oversight)
  • Indigenous policing
  • the role of police

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

Timeline

  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General

Get involved

Opportunities will be available for Albertans to share their views in the fall of 2020.

Details will be posted on this page.

Stakeholder engagement

Government officials will meet with stakeholders in the fall of 2020, including:

  • police associations
  • First Nations
  • community leaders
  • municipalities

Outcomes

What we hear will help us better understand barriers and challenges in the current system while identifying opportunities to implement changes in policing, as well as update the Police Act, Police Service Regulation and Alberta provincial policing standards.

Last updated: September 1, 2020