AUMA’s Police Act Working Group announced
AUMA has established a Police Act Working Group to inform its response to Justice and Solicitor General’s engagement on the Police Act. The working group has the following mandate as outlined in the AUMA Police Act Working Group Terms of Reference:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of the Alberta Police Act and develop recommendations for amendments to improve policing services and community safety; and
- Recommend a new, more equitable funding model to the AUMA Board.
AUMA members will continue to have opportunities to provide feedback on AUMA’s recommendations for amending the Alberta Police Act Review. We will advising members on the progress of the Police Act Working Group through our weekly Digest, as well as posting regular updates to our online Policing Hub.
If you have any questions about AUMA’s approach to the Police Act review, please email advocacy [at] auma.ca (advocacy[at]auma[dot]ca).
About the Police Act:
The Alberta Police Act establishes the authority, jurisdiction, and legal duties of police officers in Alberta. It defines how police agencies are administered and made accountable to the public, and provides for the oversight of police professional conduct, including disciplinary procedures and outcomes. Under the Act, the Alberta government is responsible for providing police services to municipalities with populations of 5,000 or less, as well as to all municipal districts and counties, at no direct cost to them.