Calgary Police Commission holds April regular meeting
The public and media are invited to participate in the April virtual regular meeting of the Calgary Police Commission on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Regular meetings include a public portion where Commissioners discuss a variety of topics with the Calgary Police Service leadership and hear from the public. There is also a private portion where Commissioners and the Service discuss police conduct complaint investigations, personnel issues and any other sensitive matters that cannot be discussed in public.
The agenda for this month’s public meeting includes:
- A presentation on how the Service is addressing cybercrime
- A presentation on de-escalation and the Service’s Use of Force Policy
- An update on the impacts of the pandemic on the Service
- An update on the anti-racism work underway by the Service
- A general update on crime trends in Calgary
The link to watch or participate in the live meeting is:
A recording will be available within 24 hours of the meeting at:
Members of the public can register to participate in the meeting by either making a presentation or asking a question, however, the maximum number of participants have already registered to speak at this month’s meeting. Anyone wishing to provide input to the Commission also has the option of providing a written submission.
The Calgary Police Commission is a body of 10 community members and two city councillors appointed by City Council to provide independent citizen governance and oversight of the Calgary Police Service on behalf of all Calgarians.
To protect the political neutrality of the police, Alberta’s Police Act requires that the police chief report directly to the Commission and that the Commission give direction to the Service through the chief, police policies, monitoring of the police conduct complaints process, and approval of how the police budget is spent.