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Alberta Sheriffs Supporting strong communities. Alberta Sheriffs Solicitor General and Public Security Deputy Minister Public Security Division Sheriffs.

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1 Alberta Sheriffs Supporting strong communities

2 Alberta Sheriffs Solicitor General and Public Security Deputy Minister Public Security Division Sheriffs Branch Correctional Services Division Corporate Services Division

3 Alberta Sheriffs Sheriffs Branch Security Operations Traffic Operations Protection and Investigative Services

4 Alberta Sheriffs Close to 700 members Provincial jurisdiction Appointments by the Director of Law Enforcement Support the work of law enforcement partners to help reduce crime so Albertans feel safe

5 Alberta Sheriffs Security Operations (Courts/prisoner transport) Protection Services (Legislature Security) Executive Protection (Premier) Traditional Role

6 Alberta Sheriffs Prisoner transport Courthouse cell block/perimeter security Assisting police agencies Security Operations

7 Alberta Sheriffs More than 400 members Security for 74 courthouses Transfer of prisoners Out of province escorts Assist police at major events Year three of Comprehensive Court Security Plan implementation Security Operations

8 Alberta Sheriffs Provincial buildings, Legislature McDougall Centre Control Centre Protection Services Government Centre

9 Alberta Sheriffs Premier and family Cabinet ministers and MLAs Dignitaries Protection Services Executive Protection

10 Alberta Sheriffs Sheriff’s role expanding into other important areas New and Enhanced Roles

11 Alberta Sheriffs Traffic operations Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Targeting those with outstanding warrants Counter-terrorism and crisis management planning New and Enhanced Roles

12 Alberta Sheriffs 153,901 collisions in Alberta in 2007* 24,530 injuries* 458 fatalities* Cost to society: $4.7 billion a year** *Alberta Traffic Collision Stats 2007 Report – Alberta Transportation, Office of Traffic Safety **Alberta Transportation Traffic Operations

13 Alberta Sheriffs Established in Sept 2006 Currently 105 traffic sheriffs on Alberta highways Support Alberta’s Traffic Safety Plan Traffic Operations

14 Alberta Sheriffs Joint Forces Operations with enforcement partners (RCMP, municipal police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement) Traffic sheriffs support allows RCMP to focus on more serious crimes Traffic Operations

15 Alberta Sheriffs Safe Com recommendation Launched October 1, 2008 Respond to community concerns Use civil process to target properties used for illegal activities Work with landlords to resolve problems Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Unit (SCAN)

16 Alberta Sheriffs 200,000 outstanding warrants in Alberta Two teams, Edmonton and Calgary in operation since February 2008 Work with local police service Plan to move into communities outside Edmonton and Calgary Fugitive Apprehension Sheriffs Support Team (FASST)

17 Alberta Sheriffs Two teams, Edmonton and Calgary Support police investigations into gangs, organized crime and homicides Third team to support Safe Com recommendation on repeat offenders Trained to provincial standard Surveillance Support

18 Alberta Sheriffs Administers Alberta’s Counter Terrorism, Crisis Management Plan (ACTCMP) Sets Alberta’s threat level (currently low) Works with industry to prepare for and mitigate human-induced, intentional acts Works with industry partners to determine and rank critical infrastructure Alberta Security and Strategic Intelligence Support Team (ASSIST)

19 Alberta Sheriffs Responsible for security for the Energy Resources Conservation Board and Alberta Utilities Commission (formerly EUB) Conduct threat assessments Work with partners to develop critical infrastructure plans Regulatory obligations Energy Security Section

20 Alberta Sheriffs Question of Sheriffs’ oversight Professional Standards Branch investigates conduct complaints Appeal process for complainants Criminal complaints turned over to police of jurisdiction Professional Standards Branch

21 Alberta Sheriffs Supporting strong communities Questions?


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