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									  Alberta Sheriffs

Supporting strong communities
                 Alberta Sheriffs
                           Solicitor General and
                              Public Security

                              Deputy Minister

                           Correctional Services   Corporate Services
Public Security Division
                                 Division               Division

                 Sheriffs Branch
              Alberta Sheriffs

                      Sheriffs Branch

                                               Protection and
Security Operations   Traffic Operations
                                           Investigative Services
          Alberta Sheriffs
• Close to 700 members
• Provincial jurisdiction
• Appointments by the Director of Law
• Support the work of law enforcement partners to
  help reduce crime so Albertans feel safe
          Alberta Sheriffs
                  Traditional Role
• Security Operations (Courts/prisoner transport)
• Protection Services (Legislature Security)
• Executive Protection (Premier)
          Alberta Sheriffs
                Security Operations
• Prisoner transport
• Courthouse cell block/perimeter security
• Assisting police agencies
            Alberta Sheriffs
                 Security Operations
•   More than 400 members
•   Security for 74 courthouses
•   Transfer of prisoners
•   Out of province escorts
•   Assist police at major events
•   Year three of Comprehensive Court Security
    Plan implementation
           Alberta Sheriffs
                 Protection Services
                   Government Centre

• Provincial buildings, Legislature
• McDougall Centre
• Control Centre
         Alberta Sheriffs
               Protection Services
                 Executive Protection

• Premier and family
• Cabinet ministers and MLAs
• Dignitaries
         Alberta Sheriffs
               New and Enhanced Roles
Sheriff’s role expanding into other important areas
            Alberta Sheriffs
               New and Enhanced Roles
•   Traffic operations
•   Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods
•   Targeting those with outstanding warrants
•   Counter-terrorism and crisis management
                               Alberta Sheriffs
                                                   Traffic Operations
•     153,901 collisions in Alberta in 2007*
•     24,530 injuries*
•     458 fatalities*
•     Cost to society: $4.7 billion a year**

*Alberta Traffic Collision Stats 2007 Report – Alberta Transportation, Office of Traffic Safety
**Alberta Transportation
          Alberta Sheriffs
                  Traffic Operations

• Established in Sept 2006
• Currently 105 traffic sheriffs on Alberta highways
• Support Alberta’s Traffic
  Safety Plan
         Alberta Sheriffs
                Traffic Operations

• Joint Forces Operations with enforcement
  partners (RCMP, municipal police, Commercial
  Vehicle Enforcement)
• Traffic sheriffs support
  allows RCMP to focus
  on more serious crimes
            Alberta Sheriffs
    Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Unit (SCAN)

• Safe Com recommendation
• Launched October 1, 2008
• Respond to community concerns
• Use civil process to target properties used for
  illegal activities
• Work with landlords to resolve problems
          Alberta Sheriffs
 Fugitive Apprehension Sheriffs Support Team (FASST)

• 200,000 outstanding warrants in Alberta
• Two teams, Edmonton and Calgary in operation
  since February 2008
• Work with local police service
• Plan to move into communities outside
  Edmonton and Calgary
          Alberta Sheriffs
                Surveillance Support

• Two teams, Edmonton and Calgary
• Support police investigations into gangs,
  organized crime and homicides
• Third team to support Safe Com
  recommendation on repeat offenders
• Trained to provincial standard
            Alberta Sheriffs
 Alberta Security and Strategic Intelligence Support Team

• Administers Alberta’s Counter Terrorism, Crisis
  Management Plan (ACTCMP)
• Sets Alberta’s threat level (currently low)
• Works with industry to prepare for and mitigate
  human-induced, intentional acts
• Works with industry partners to determine and
  rank critical infrastructure
         Alberta Sheriffs
             Energy Security Section

• Responsible for security for the Energy
  Resources Conservation Board and Alberta
  Utilities Commission (formerly EUB)
• Conduct threat assessments
• Work with partners to develop critical
  infrastructure plans
• Regulatory obligations
          Alberta Sheriffs
           Professional Standards Branch

• Question of Sheriffs’ oversight
• Professional Standards Branch investigates
  conduct complaints
• Appeal process for complainants
• Criminal complaints turned over to police of
  Alberta Sheriffs

Supporting strong communities


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