The Chief’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) was developed in 2004 to engage the Edmonton Police Service and Edmontonians in a proactive dialogue centered on developing mutual trust, information sharing, and relationship building. Since its inception, the CAC has been working proactively with diverse communities who are committed to working together, and with the police service, to foster a climate of safety, security, and mutual respect.
This collaboration has resulted in the Edmonton Police Service and the CAC receiving several accolades, including being nominated as a finalist for the International Webber Seavey Award and a recipient of the 2006 International Association of Chief’s of Police Civil Rights Award.
Currently, the CAC is composed of eight diverse Community Liaison Committees (CLC), which include:
A senior EPS officer is assigned to serve as the liaison to each committee. Elected representatives from each CLC compose the Chief’s Community Advisory Council and meet on a quarterly basis. Of this membership, a community member is elected to serve as the Co-Chair of the Council with the Chief of Police. CAC Terms of Reference (PDF, 30kb) The CAC is supported by the EPS’s Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Unit .
The current CAC Co-Chairs are Chief Rod Knecht and Louise Hayes (Aboriginal Liaison Committee).
For questions about the CAC or Community Liaison Committee, please contact Natasha Goudar with the Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Unit.