Reporting processes are essential to the effective management of the Edmonton Police Service (Service) and assists in obtaining the oversight objectives of the Edmonton Police Commission (Commission) in operating in an open and transparent fashion.

Timely and accurate information must be shared with all stakeholders, including the public, regarding the business and service objectives of the Edmonton Police Service.


  1. Reports may be placed on a meeting agenda, referred to a Commission committee and/or circulated to Commissioners for information.
  2. The Chief of Police (or designate) will indicate if the report(s) is/are for information purposes and/or for discussion indicating that the report is intended to generate feedback and/or the report requires a formal decision by the Commission.
  3. The Chief of Police will provide reports to the Commission on all instances of the following:
    • Control tactics, such as:
      • Firearm deployment or discharge;
      • Conducted energy weapon (CEW) deployments;
      • canine deployments;
      • baton deployments;
      • oleoresin capsicum deployments; or
      • any other exceptional use of force.
    • Criminal flight;
    • Proposed additions or significant modifications to existing lethal and non-lethal weapons used by the service;
    • Edmonton Police Service officers that are being investigated for misconduct and/or facing criminal and/or disciplinary charges, including the outcome(s) of these proceedings;
    • Complaints about the policies and/or service provided by the Edmonton Police Service as well as the outcome(s) of any such complaints; and
    • Other information as requested by the Commission.
  4. The Commission will have a process in place for reporting both the Commission’s and Service’s achievements to its stakeholders.


  1. The Commission administration will track all reports requested by the Commission and will update the list as necessary.