Edmonton Police Commission Announces Search for New Chief
The Edmonton Police Commission advises Chief Rod Knecht will be leaving the Edmonton Police Service at the end of October 2018, marking the end of his current contract.
On behalf of the citizens of Edmonton, the Police Commission wants to thank Chief Knecht for his seven years of service to the City of Edmonton since being sworn in as the 22nd Chief on June 7, 2011.
Edmonton Police Commission Chair, Tim O’Brien states:
Chief Knecht has been committed to delivering a professional level of service exceeding expectations through his focus on adaptive leadership, heightened accountability and enhanced relationships.
Chief Knecht ushered in a milestone last year which marked the 125th anniversary of the Edmonton Police Service. The celebrations included many community focused events. His ongoing commitment to employee engagement resulted in the Edmonton Police Service being named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers in a competition that recognizes the best places to work.
Over the past seven years Chief Knecht has also demonstrated strong leadership through his work with both the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. His involvement has positively impacted policing in Canada and beyond.
The Commission is commencing a national search to identify his replacement.