Provincial Press Release December 3, 2020 @ 10:23am published 10:28am
The public can have its say on the future of policing in Alberta through an online survey.
The survey is part of the Alberta government’s review of the Police Act. The questionnaire covers several topics related to law enforcement, such as the role of police in community, processes for handling complaints from the public and officer discipline.
“Alberta’s government is committed to reforming the way policing is done in this province. The Police Act has been largely unchanged since it was introduced in 1988. This is an important opportunity for Albertans to help us develop legislation that reflects the realities of modern policing and ensures that police remain accountable to their communities and responsive to their needs.” Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
Throughout the fall, the Alberta government has met with a wide range of stakeholders representing law enforcement, health and social services sectors, municipalities and Indigenous communities.
The public survey will remain open until Jan. 4, 2021.
These discussions and the survey responses will guide changes to the Police Act expected for next fall.