The Alberta Police Act states that a police service shall only wear the uniform and insignia that is approved by a commission.
- The Edmonton Police Commission must approve any changes to the Edmonton Police Service symbolic instruments including:
- badge or crest;
- shoulder flash; and,
- The Commission will consider any special religious or cultural requests by officers to determine if they meet reasonable accommodation requirements, including Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and the professional standards of the Edmonton Police Service dress and deportment.
- The Edmonton Police Commission has an expectation that the Chief of Police will develop procedures on the provision and use of standardized uniforms by the Edmonton Police Service’s sworn officers and civilian members.
- Police Act, RSA 2000, c P-17