Facts and Resources
|Current RCMP Model||Proposed APPS Model|
3,097 Fully Trained RCMP Members
3,153Fully Trained Police Officers
*Alberta Sheriffs consolidated into APPS
A. Municipal cost: $196M
*includes RCMP wage increase
A. Municipal cost: $196M
Federal cost: $10M
Provincial cost: $67M
Federal cost: $23M
|Provincial cost: $113M|
|Human Resources Costs||
Provincial cost: $423M
Federal costs: $144M
|Provincial cost: $542|
|Administrative & Other Related Costs||
Provincial cost: $33M
Federal costs: $11M
|Provincial cost: $71M|
|First Nations Policing||
22 First Nations communities serviced under Community Tripartite Agreements.Provincial Cost: $6M (48%)
Federal Cost: $6.5M (52%)
Limited engagement by the Government of Alberta (GoA)Unknown additional costs
GoA sets overall budget and works with K Division on joint business plan to set objectives set by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
Municipal governments set overall budget for their municipal policing and work with local detachments.
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General can request reviews of services at a provincial level of programs.
APPS Chief of Police reports to provincial police commissioner.
GoA sets overall budget.Municipal governments set overall budget for their municipal policing and work with local commission.
Local commission evaluate performance and reports to provincial commission.
|Oversight||Civilian Review and Complaints Commission
||Alberta Serious Incident Response Team
|Police Committees||Municipalities have the ability to establish policing committees to allow municipalities to have oversight over the policing services in their jurisdiction.||APPS to establish local police commissions to allow for local voices and priority setting within communities.|
RCMP training standards set nationally. These training standards are recognized as some of the best in the world.
Recruiting/training done at Depot in Regina, SK.
Municipal police service training standards are set locally.
|APPS training undertaken in Alberta.
|Support Services||K Division & federal agencies collaborate and offer covert, specialized and intelligence functions:
||Proposed Model- APPS will duplicate services across the RCMP
|Community Policing/Specialized Police Services||Community policing
Special tactical operations- deals with crowd control
Criminal operations- supports a number of specialized policing functions (intelligence, court evidence, sexual assault coordinator, DNA exhibit coordinator, use of force coordinator, etc)Crime reduction
Drug Expert Witness program coordinator- assist in Alberta RCMP drug investigations
Forensic identification system- provides forensic services, biology, firearms, trace evidence, etc.Integrated National Security Enforcement Team- focused on analysing and disrupting national security and terrorism threats. Search and Rescue- responsible for investigating services in complex areas.
- RCMP – Provincial police model comparison: Updated at-a-glance comparison between the current RCMP model and the proposed provincial police service model in Alberta.
- Alberta RCMP Fact Sheet: Updated list of common questions and facts about the RCMP in Alberta and the proposed transition to a provincial police service.
- KeepAlbertaRCMP Discussion Guide: This guide contains all key information regarding the proposed provincial police transition provided at KeepAlbertaRCMP engagement sessions.
- KeepAlbertaRCMP Community Engagement Tour Final Report: This report contains what we heard during our province-wide tour.
- The RCMP: Alberta’s Provincial Police Service: Developed in 2021, this position paper outlines key information related to the Alberta RCMP, public opinion research, and the key priorities for criminal justice as identified by Albertans and elected officials.
- Alberta Provincial Police Services Agreement (PPSA): This document outlines the roles, responsibilities, and priorities for the RCMP in Alberta. Importantly, Articles 6 and 7 of the PPSA outline that the Alberta Minister of Justice sets the policing agenda and priorities for the province - not Ottawa.
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