The roles of the Edmonton Police Commission and the Edmonton Police Service are different, however, they share a common vision of responsive community policing.
The Edmonton Police Commission has four main functions: overseeing the police service, responding to citizens’ concerns on policing matters, helping to develop the annual policing plan and budget, and building positive relationships with community partners.
The Edmonton Police Service is made up of the Chief of Police, police officers and civilian staff who deliver policing services in Edmonton. Their responsibilities include crime prevention, maintaining social order, law enforcement and public safety.
The Commission acts as a board of governors and is not allowed to become involved in day-to-day police operations or investigations.