Third provincial appointee
The Edmonton Police Commission welcomes Commissioner John McDougall back for another term as an appointee of the Government of Alberta. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with John for the past six years, and I have seen his thorough commitment to police governance and accountability firsthand many times. His appointment is a welcome surprise […]
Capital Budget Adjustments
The Edmonton Police Commission has increased transparency for police funding as part of the City of Edmonton’s Fall 2023 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustments (SCBA). The Commission assessed capital funding requests from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for 2024 using the City’s risk matrix to determine which projects are most needed for community safety. “The […]
Edmonton City Council reappointed both Commissioners Irfan Chaudhry and Shazia Amiri at the September 12/13, 2023 Council meeting. They will continue to serve on the Edmonton Police Commission for the term of January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025.
EPS funding formula
Chair Erick Ambtman issued the following statement: “The Edmonton Police Commission is pleased that City Council voted to keep the current police funding formula which ties budget growth to inflation and Edmonton’s population. “The funding formula ensures police services are available to the citizens of Edmonton when they are needed. By having population growth […]
Second provincial appointee
The Edmonton Police Commission welcomes Dr. Jayan Nagendran as its newest member. Dr. Nagendran is a cardiac surgeon clinician-scientist and the Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta (U of A), as well as the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation for Alberta Health Services. He was born and raised […]
First provincial appointee
The Edmonton Police Commission welcomes Dr. Michael Lee as its newest member. Dr. Lee operates a private practice in general dentistry in Edmonton and is an avid volunteer. He has lectured at the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, and the Alberta Dental Association and its Disciplinary Committee. […]
Chief of Police Salary
In accordance with new policy, the Edmonton Police Commission is commencing an annual process to communicate the Chief of Police’s salary. 2022: $340,000 per annum 2023: $357,000 per annum Click here for more information about the Chief’s salary.
The Government of Alberta has appointed two new commissioners to the Edmonton Police Commission. The Commission was informed of the appointments on May 1, 2023. These provincial appointees are currently undergoing the Commission’s standard onboarding process. We plan to publicly introduce the new commissioners once this process has been completed.
Tragic loss of two EPS officers
Erick Ambtman, Chair of the Edmonton Police Commission, issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two on-duty police officers: “On behalf of all members and staff of the Edmonton Police Commission and from the bottom of our hearts, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Edmonton Police Service for the senseless and […]
Police Incident on February 22, 2023
As required by the Police Act, the Edmonton Police Service has advised the Commission of a use of force occurrence by police officers on February 22, 2023. The Director of Law Enforcement has assigned the matter to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) for investigation. As this is an active investigation, any inquires […]