The function of the EPS is to provide protection of life and property, preservation of public peace, prevention and detection of crime, regulation of non-criminal conduct as required by law, and perform services incumbent upon police as a social and community agency.
This is achieved through a Community Policing service delivery model. Community Policing is the delivery of effective and efficient policing services through a collaborative partnership with the citizens of Edmonton.
It is characterized by an appropriate balance of:
- Problem solving;
- Consultations and partnerships.
Success will be measured by a reduction in crime and disorder, an increase in traffic safety and a high level of public trust.
Each year, the EPS identifies and undertakes initiatives to help realize goals outlined in its strategy. These goals include: