In 1994, the RCMP began to recognize auxiliary members who achieved 15 years of voluntary service. The RCMP, in cooperation with Solicitor General, developed a plaque and the department agreed to provide letters of recognition. In 2002, RCMP “K” Division policy was amended to have the Solicitor General sign letters of recognition for 15 years of service.
In 1998, Alberta Justice coordinated with RCMP “K” Division to provide letters of recognition for auxiliary members who had achieved 20 years of service. It was determined that the premier would sign these letters. This was also incorporated into RCMP “K” Division policy.
In 2003, Alberta Solicitor General coordinated with RCMP “K” Division to acknowledge auxiliary members who had achieved 25 years of service. It was determined that the lieutenant governor would sign these letters.
When a request for a 15, 20 or 25 year letter of recognition is received, the Public Security Division will complete the request using the appropriate templates:
- Schedule, I, J and K in the Alberta Long Service Recognition Program Policy and Procedure Manual
- a briefing note will also be included for information purposes (Schedule L)
For 20-year letters, the letter along with a covering memo (Schedule M) and the briefing note will be sent to the premier requesting her or his signature.
For 25-year letters, the letter along with a covering letter (Schedule N) and the briefing note will be sent to the lieutenant governor’s office requesting his or her signature.
The Public Security Division sends duplicate letters to the deputy commissioner of RCMP “K” Division and to the MLA. If the MLA is a member of the opposition, they will not receive a duplicate letter.
Once the letters have been signed, they’re returned to the Public Security Division where they will be mailed to the RCMP “K” Division auxiliary constable coordinator, or arrangements will be made for pickup.
All letters of recognition are not to be folded as RCMP “K” Division has them framed.
To connect with the Public Security Division:
Law Enforcement Recognition
Public Security Division
Justice and Solicitor General
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7