About The Commission
The Edmonton Police Commission is committed to making Edmonton a safe and vibrant city today and in the future. By working closely with the Chief of Police and the Edmonton Police Service, the Commission creates an essential balance between public accountability and police independence. The Edmonton Police Service is held responsible for its actions by reporting to the Commission, a non-political body appointed to represent the citizens of Edmonton.
Edmonton is changing, and these changes affect how our city must be policed. By connecting with the community at meetings and public forums, the Commission is able to respond to citizens’ expectations and concerns, and take the necessary steps to build a safer community.
The Commission acts as the link between the police service and the provincial and municipal government. While the Commission is appointed by and accountable to City Council, it remains an unbiased body whose primary responsibility is ensuring professional and ethical frontline policing to the citizens of Edmonton.