We maintain a frequent relationship with the Solicitor Generals office and do our best to help our members with any questions or concerns they might find difficult to get answers from within the Solicitor Generals’ office.  We are the ‘push’, when needed, and lobby on behalf of membership Resolutions.

We provide template examples for your document needs, so you can view what other communities do, and save the time of starting from scratch. We have found our Associate members use this area for RCMP oversight bylaw examples.

Our Board is active in calling, or meeting directly with, your municipal representatives to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Most of our individual members would report that their main benefit is having opportunities for in-person discussions and training/information gathering at our conference.  This is especially true for new Advisory/Committee/Commission members.

Members have the opportunity to apply to sit on the ALERT Civilian Advisory Committee and offer a proposal to Host our annual Conference in their municipality.

New Members also receive discounted Conference registration fee ($200pp) the first year of membership.

We would like you to be a member, we would be very happy to discuss further or answer any questions you may have.  Membership application is easy.

Full Membership

Membership in the Association shall consist of those bodies with governance responsibility for a Police service or part thereof, as established by the Alberta Police Act, R.S.A., c.P-17, as amended from time to time, including a Municipal Police Commission, a Regional Police Commission, a First Nations Police Commission and a Policing Committee, and who has paid the annual membership fee.  Full membership in the Association allows voting privileges and the right to hold office.

Full Membership Fees

Full annual membership fees are set at the following rates:
$1000 for an agency overseeing a police service of over 500 police officers.
$500 for an agency overseeing a police service of between 76 – 500 police officers.
$100 for an agency overseeing a police service of 75 and fewer police officers.

Full Membership Requirements

Complete the membership application and email to [email protected]


Associate Membership

Organizations not able to meet the conditions set forth in paragraph 7 but whose membership may contribute to the objectives and goals of the Associations may apply for associate membership and if granted, enjoy the privileges and responsibilities of membership except for the right to vote and hold office.

Organizations seeking associate membership in the Association must submit an application to the Board stating how it complies with the criteria set out above. The Board of Directors shall, by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote approve or deny the application for associate membership. The Board shall prepare a written report for the full membership at the next Annual General Meeting subsequent to receipt of the application.

Associate Membership Fees

Annual associate membership fees are set at $100.

Associate Membership Requirements

If would like to join our Associate membership, please fill out the membership application and return to [email protected] with a paragraph on your Police Oversight and Governance challenges and/or needs. Often this paragraph is just the fact that the municipality is looking for more connection because they have, or are considering, some sort of oversight group or person.