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Edmonton Police Commission Announces New Chief of Police

The Edmonton Police Commission is pleased to announce that Dale McFee has been selected and ratified as the new Chief of Police for the Edmonton Police Service.

The Commission conducted an extensive national search and after an intensive interview series, Mr. McFee’s name emerged as the most qualified candidate.

Edmonton City Council has ratified the appointment of Dale McFee as Edmonton’s next Chief of Police. Mr. McFee is currently Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing in Saskatchewan and will retire from this position and start in his new role with the Edmonton Police Service on February 1, 2019.

The Edmonton Police Commission has negotiated a five-year contract with Chief designate Mr. McFee, who is an internationally recognized innovator and executive leader in the field of policing.

EPC Chair, Mr. Tim O’Brien states: “Incoming Chief Dale McFee really fits the City’s commitment to be service-focused, strategic, and innovative. He has experience serving in a variety of roles and is someone who earns trust and confidence, and is well-regarded by the community”.

Mr. McFee has a solid background in the fields of policing, community safety and public service. He was the former Chief of Police in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and the former President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Commission would also like to offer their sincere appreciation and thanks to Acting Chief Kevin Brezinski and the EPS leadership team for their service during this transition period.