Newly appointed members of the Edmonton Police Commission will take an Oath of Office and receive an orientation in accordance with City Policy C575.
- New Commissioners shall take their Oath of Office within the first two weeks of January, enabling them to participate in all Commission affairs during the first month of the New Year.
2. New Commissioners should have a governance orientation prior to the first meeting in January. This orientation should include the following:
a. an overview of the Police Act, the Police Service Regulation and City Bylaw 14040;
b. an overview of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and how it applies to the Commission, as well as other pertinent legislation;
c. an overview of the relationship of the Commission to the Edmonton Police Service and City Council;
d. instruction on conflict of interest;
e. an overview of the statutory and common law duties imposed on Commissioners as well as the legal and financial liability arising from a failure to satisfy those duties;
f. an overview of Commission policies;
g. an overview of key Commission procedures;
h. a description of the duties, responsibilities and performance criteria for Commissioners including board governance;
i. a description of the public complaints process;
j. an overview of Commission policies on discrimination and harassment; and,
k. other topics as appropriate.
3. The Edmonton Police Service will provide an operational orientation to new Commissioners, including a review of key aspects of its priorities, operational areas, structure, authority and human resources.
4. New Commissioners may ask the Chair to assign an existing Commissioner as a mentor to provide ongoing support with orientation regarding the operation of the Commission and background information on the Commission and Edmonton Police Service.
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