Series 2 - Edmonton Police Commission

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Edmonton Police Commission

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  • Textual record

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CA EDM RG-60-2

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  • 1983 - 2015, predominant 1996 - 2015 (Creation)
    Edmonton Police Commission

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13 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

In 1966 City Council created and appointed the Edmonton Board of Police Commissioners to serve as a buffer between the police, City Council and the public. It was composed of two Aldermen, a chair elected by the board, and a secretary. The Police Commissions oversaw municipal police services, established policies for effective and efficient policing, allocated funds provided by City Council, directed the Chief of Police, promoted ethical and professional policing, prevented political interference in policing, and built public confidence and trust in the police.

In 1971 the Province passed the Alberta Police Commission Act, which stipulated that Police Commissions in Alberta would have 5 members: 2 nominated by the City, and 3 from the Province. The former Commission was dismissed and a new commission was convened. Although the size and makeup of the Edmonton Police Commission has changed, it continues to serve as a supervisory entity to the police.

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The series consists of procedure manuals and reports created by the Edmonton Police Commission, as well as a list of the Commission’s members from 1966 to 2015.

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This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Edmonton Police Commission and the Edmonton Public Library between 2013 and 2015.


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  • English

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Accession number: A2013-86, A2015-98

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City of Edmonton Archives

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