The Edmonton Police Commission (Commission) requires enhanced security clearances to manage and mitigate potential risk to the Commission and Edmonton Police Service (Service) by assessing the background of staff, appointed Commissioners and other individuals who are provided access to sensitive information.


  1. The Commission requires that enhanced security clearances will be conducted for all Commission staff members who are provided with access to sensitive police information.
  2. Prior to appointment, public Commission members will be subject to an enhanced security clearance which includes an interview to assess overall suitability for appointment.
  3. Prior to consideration for appointment, Council members will require an enhanced security clearance.
    1. Commission staff will work with the City of Edmonton staff to facilitate an Enhanced Security Clearance prior to appointment by the City.
  4. The Commission requires enhanced security clearance for external contractors who will have access to sensitive police information. This includes, but is not limited to, trade persons, consultants and external auditors.


  1. The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring all staff members, commission members and contractors are subject to an enhanced security clearance
    • Enhanced Security Clearances for staff to be completed every five years.
    • Enhanced Security Clearances for Commission members to be completed every six years.
  2. External contractors engaged by the Commission are subject to an Enhanced Security Clearance for each contract entered into with the Commission.
    • In the event an external contactor engages in multiple contracts with the Commission that overlap in time, only one enhanced security clearance will be required.
    • Contractors engaged by the Commission for terms longer that five years will require completion of an Enhanced Security Clearance every five years.
  3. This requirement will be outlined in all materials relevant to the hiring process including, but not limited to, job postings and requests for proposals.
  4. The Executive Director will ensure all Enhanced Security Clearance forms remain with the Enhanced Security Clearance Unit.
  5. The Service may, at any time and without prior notice, conduct a criminal record and police check of any Commissioner during their term of appointment.


  1. Edmonton Police Service – Enhanced Security Clearance Policy – HR36PO
  2. Edmonton Police Service – Enhanced Security Clearance Procedure – HR36-1PR
  3. Edmonton Police Service – Enhanced Security Information Checklist form