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May 10, 2016
By: Unattributed (CBC News)
Bill restricting pill presses used to make fentanyl closer to becoming law If passed, the bill will be the first of its kind in Canada A private member's bill to restrict access to pill...
April 29, 2016
By: Unattributed (CBC News)
Review triggered by Mountie's death finds Crown should handle bail hearings, not police Province ordered review of system after RCMP Const. David Wynn shot to death by man out on bail A...
April 19, 2016
By: Unattributed (CBC News)
RCMP misconduct cases jump 158% in single year Mounties speculate spike due to emphasis managers have placed on addressing bad behavior The number of misconduct investigations the RCMP...
April 14, 2016
By: Otiena Ellwand (Calgary Sun)
New legislation introduced by the Alberta government Wednesday would put an end to warrants and jail time for minor infractions — such as jaywalking and drinking in public — to save money and keep...
February 24, 2016
By: Nikki Jamieson (The Taber Times)
Taber has a new police chief. Graham Abela became the town of Taber’s police chief last week, on Monday, Feb. 15, taking over from former police chief Alf Rudd. Rudd had been the police chief...
January 29, 2016
By: Clara Ho (Calgary Sun)
New recommendations for police officers who deal with people with mental health issues will be released by the government next month. Dr. David Swann, interim Liberal leader and the MLA for...
January 27, 2016
By: Shawn Logan (Calgary Herald)
Fear of volunteer Mounties being put in the line of fire has prompted Canada’s national police force to impose sweeping changes to its auxiliary constable program, effectively taking more boots off...
January 20, 2016
By: Krista Conrad (Okotoks Western Wheel)
Okotoks: Municipalities petition for equal cost sharing for RCMP Alberta municipalities are petitioning the provincial government for a more equitable funding model for how policing services are...
November 28, 2015
By: Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun (Calgary Sun)
A severe funding crunch has Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) under the gun. The looming cuts at Alberta’s specialized umbrella police agency have prompted the NDP government to...
February 26, 2015
By: Staff (Metro News)
At first glance, it appears to be a regular suburban home, but get past the front door and you enter into the bowels of an extensive marijuana grow-operation. As a way to educate the public about...
February 25, 2015
By: Staff (Metro News)
For four decades, police chief Rick Hanson has served his community from behind a badge and on Wednesday, the man credited with making Calgary “safer than it has been in a generation” stepped down...
February 10, 2012
By: Jason Van Rassel (Calgary Herald)
With crime rates decreasing in Alberta and across the country, the provincial budget largely holds the line on front line policing. Program spending in the Solicitor General's Department unveiled...
February 18, 2011
By: Stephanie Massinon and Jason Fekete (Calgary Herald)
Alberta’s police agencies and the provincial government will restart negotiations on a new police and peace officer training facility in Fort Macleod now that the province has given its strongest...
February 14, 2011
By: S Wilton (Calgary Herald)
Drug addicts and alcoholics who commit crimes should be sentenced to detox and rehab, and leave the prisons for hardcore criminals, says Calgary's police chief. Rick Hanson says he's pitched the...
February 4, 2010
By: Janice Tibbetts (Canwest News Service)
OTTAWA — The RCMP will no longer allow Mounties to investigate themselves in cases involving serious injury or death of suspects, RCMP Commissioner William Elliott said Thursday. The Mounties will...

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