Provides policy and procedures information for the Public Security Peace Officer Program in Alberta, which is unique in Canada. The program gives different levels of government the opportunity to obtain peace officer status for community safety enhancement or specialized law enforcement needs. This program operates under the auspices of the Peace Officer Act, allowing the Government of Alberta to designate agencies and provide individuals with peace officer status for specific job functions. Duties and functions within the program vary greatly and include commercial vehicle enforcement, animal control, enforcement related to consumption of liquor and cannabis in public spaces, and authority for out-of-province police officers when in Alberta.
October 17, 2023
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Public Safety and Emergency Services
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Public Safety and Emergency Services. Peace Officer Program