Success Stories Below is a list of stories and articles about the Edmonton Police Service and its members. en 26 Nov 2015 01:13:13 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2015, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. This is Who We Are - Cadet Corps The Edmonton Police Service Cadet Corps is open to all youth ages 13 to 19 that are looking for new challenges and adventures. Cadets make a difference in their community and if you have an interest in a future career in law enforcement, that’s an added bonus! <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>The goal of the EPS Cadet Corps is to instill a sense of community, citizenship and a leadership mindset within youth. </p> <p>Following the structure of the Edmonton Police Service, Cadets follow a paramilitary structure requiring students to follow regimental protocols including parades, drills and a defined rank structure among the participants.</p> <p>An EPS Cadet may have an opportunity to be involved with: Canine Unit, Air -1, Tactical Section, scenario training, police drills, physical fitness challenges and self-defence training. Cadets also volunteer in the community and may participate in leadership retreats. </p> <p>Police Cadets meet each Wednesday from 1800 hrs to 2100 hrs during the school year. </p> <p>For more information see&nbsp;the <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=192D9202F3AF45D5B2743D91C1FA83BD&amp;_z=z">Cadets webpage</a>, &nbsp;email: <a href=""></a>, or phone 780-421-3555.</p> 18 Nov 2015 14:46:00 UT 7 Officers receive citations for heroism At a ceremony held on Nov. 2 at PHQ, 32 Albertans received citations from the Royal Canadian Humane Association for their heroism. Among those receiving this prestigious acknowledgment were seven EPS members. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><strong><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 362px;" src="~/media/20B118853D994349B7D9D392DF8B5A3E.ashx" /></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><strong>C</strong><strong>st. Duane Bateman, Brad Tilley, and Cst. Julianne Toner&nbsp; </strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">On the afternoon of November 5, 2014 a speeding vehicle struck another making a left hand turn across a busy intersection in Edmonton. A total of 5 occupants sustained various degrees of injuries. Brad Tilley, an off duty Edmonton Fire Fighter, stopped his vehicle to help. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">One of the vehicles, an SUV, was lying on its roof halfway up a berm. Brad rushed over to the unstable vehicle and noticed gasoline leaking from it. He asked a bystander to get a fire extinguisher from his car, then he crawled into the SUV to turn off the ignition switch to prevent any sparks from igniting the gasoline. The father was lying across the front seat with his head outside the passenger window. Brad noted that the daughter was pinned in the back seat and could not be reached until the father was removed. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Emergency crews, including Cst. Julianne Toner and Cst. Duane Bateman were now on the scene. There was smoke coming from the vehicle and concern that the SUV might catch on fire. Despite gasoline dripping on her, Cst. Toner assisted firefighters by holding the father&rsquo;s head while he was removed from the vehicle. He was put on a spinal board and taken to hospital. Cst. Bateman came to the aid of the girl in the back seat whose legs were pinned. He noticed she was having trouble breathing due to her back and neck being severely arched. While Brad raised the girl&rsquo;s arms, Cst. Bateman placed a rolled up blanket under the girl to make her more comfortable. There was gasoline pouring onto her and dripping on both men. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Once the father had been removed from the vehicle they were able to free the daughter, remove her from the vehicle, and she was also taken to hospital. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">For removing two people from an extremely dangerous situation the Bronze Medal for Bravery was awarded to Cst. Duane Bateman, Cst. Julianne Toner, and Brad Tilley. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><img alt="" width="500" height="333" src="~/media/3A256E7AB81A4E829BD46D43902FC7F7.ashx?h=333&amp;w=500" /></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><strong>Constables&nbsp;Nathan Sharuga, Norm Wong, Ethan Watts, Brandon Myhre, and Timothy Moeller </strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">On October 24, 2014, just after midnight, Constables Wong and Moeller came upon a burning townhouse complex that was under construction in west Edmonton. The fire was already burning out of control so they called for the fire department and additional police assistance. The building was unoccupied; however, the fire began to spread to three nearby residences that were occupied. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Constables Moeller and Wong began banging on the doors and where joined by Constables Sharuga, Watts and Myhre. They were able to get the residents out of two suites but there was no answer at the third. The fire was intensifying and the heat was almost unbearably as Cst. Wong continued banging on the door. A female finally came to the door. When she realized the danger she grabbed her small child, followed Cst. Wong to safety and informed him that her elderly paralyzed father was still inside. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">While Cst. Sharuga re-checked the first two suites to make sure they were empty, Constables Moeller, Myhre, Watts and Wong entered the last one to carry out the paralysed victim. The flames and thick smoke were billowing around them making breathing difficult. As they carried the male out to safety, sparks and other debris fell on and around them. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Once they confirmed that the 3 suites were empty the five constables moved on to evacuate other neighbouring buildings. By this time the Fire Department had arrived and quickly contained and controlled the fire while additional Police units came to assist with evacuations. The quick thinking and brave actions of the five constables helped to save four adults and a child.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">For risking their lives, going above and beyond the call of duty to save the lives of others, the Bronze Medal for Bravery was awarded to Constables Timothy Moeller, Brandon Myhre, Nathan Sharuga, Ethan Watts and Norm Wong. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><em>Presenting these awards was Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and A/Chief Tony Harder.</em> </p> 04 Nov 2015 15:02:00 UT This is Who We Are - Crisis Negotiators Unit The EPS Crisis Negotiators Unit uses their active listening skills to really hear the troubles people face. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p>Working in teams of two, negotiators bring calm and rational thought to a situation for a successful conclusion. </p> <p>Negotiators have a sincere interest in the individuals&rsquo; well-being they are working with. They are non-judgmental, engage in conversation and build a rapport with someone experiencing a crisis. Negotiators facilitate crisis interventions and negotiations with subjects. </p> <p>The EPS Crisis Negotiators Unit consists of skilled sworn members of the EPS who are called out to support incident commanders at events such as armed and barricaded persons, hostage situations and critical incidents.</p> <p>Tactical and first responders recognize these critical incidents and work as a team to contribute to the Crisis Negotiators Unit&rsquo;s success. </p> <p>Each crisis is different. Every call is unique.</p> 21 Oct 2015 15:46:00 UT Yellowcard Day - #nogoodway to use the R-word Jenny Murray, a Special Olympics athlete and five-time medal winner, spoke at the Yellowcard Day event hosted by Edmonton Police Service on October 8th at City Hall. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Here&rsquo;s some of what she had to say about how she feels when she hears people using the R-word (retard). </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">&ldquo;They say that sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me. Well, I&rsquo;m here to tell you it does hurt. When I started going to school the kids made fun of me because I had an overbite. It made me feel very upset about myself. And when I went home my neighbourhood friends would tease me and call me the R-word. I didn&rsquo;t want to go out to play and just wanted to stay at home. Even though my family made me feel special, when I would hear the R-word it made me feel sad. I&rsquo;d like to challenge people to find other words to express themselves rather than using the R-word.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Yellowcard Day is held annually on October 8<sup>th</sup>, and aims to eliminate the casual use of the R-word in everyday conversation. Edmonton Police Service and the law enforcement community have enjoyed a long-standing, rich history with Special Olympics athletes. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">&ldquo;Today I ask all of the men and women in law enforcement to become ambassadors for this important initiative and to take the pledge to stop using the using the R-word,&rdquo; said Superintendent Mark Neufeld with Edmonton Police Service. &ldquo;Not because you must, but because you can, and because it matters.&rdquo; </p> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><img alt="" width="600" height="462" src="~/media/D2C420F707A149AE9CF6479875CD871F.ashx" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><em>(EPS' Supt. Neufeld, Special Olympics gold medalist Jenny Murray, President of Special Olympics AB Johnny Byrne, CTV's Rob Williams)</em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Please go to <a href=""></a> and take the pledge to stop using the R-word. Use social media to spread the message, because there is <b>#nogoodway</b> to use the R-word!</p> 09 Oct 2015 17:42:00 UT Edmonton’s Most Wanted Have you checked our Most Wanted Webpage recently? <p>We keep it current by adding new entries every week. We also use Facebook, Twitter, and our mobile app to share our Most Wanteds with the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>All of the individuals listed on our&nbsp;<a href="~/link.aspx?_id=C5C0000EF8AE4CC8938C49294EA0D36C&amp;_z=z">Most Wanted Webpage</a> have outstanding warrants. In some cases, there are numerous warrants for one person.</p> <p><b>What&rsquo;s a criminal warrant?</b></p> <p>A criminal warrant is a legal document that empowers the police to arrest an individual because they have broken a law, or numerous laws, and has not appeared in court to answer to their charges. Sometimes warrants are issued for people who haven&rsquo;t been arrested at all because they are a threat to public safety and cannot be located right away. </p> <p>For instance, if someone is arrested for breaking into a house, they will be charged with Break and Enter and given a court date. If this person does not show up for court, a warrant for Break and Enter will be issued for this person, as well as a Fail to Appear for Court warrant &ndash; which is an additional criminal charge. Taken further, if this person was wearing a mask at the time of the Break and Enter, they will also have an additional warrant for wearing a disguise.</p> <p>And that is why some individuals have numerous warrants on record. We once arrested someone with 113 warrants!</p> <p><b>We rely on you!</b></p> <p>We always do our best to catch up with people who have outstanding warrants, but Edmonton is a big city. So, we rely on you to help us out. </p> <p>Recently a sharp-eyed Edmontonian helped us catch up with an individual who had three warrants, including one for assault with a weapon. The citizen who contacted us had seen a photo of the individual on our Most Wanted page.</p> <p>Because of this page, we&rsquo;ve arrested&nbsp;50 people (for a total of&nbsp;464 warrants) since April 2015.</p> <p>Please be sure to check out the <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=C5C0000EF8AE4CC8938C49294EA0D36C&amp;_z=z">Most Wanted Webpage </a>every week. You&rsquo;re our eyes and ears on the street!</p> 25 Sep 2015 14:06:00 UT This is Who We Are - Heavy Users of Services Project <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>As part of the <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=060DBF88A8F744CC917A643EF5C2E5AC&amp;_z=z">EPS Violence Reduction Strategy</a>, Heavy Users of Service (HUoS) was established by 16 community stakeholders who believed a new and unique harmonization was necessary to address Edmonton&rsquo;s most at-risk citizens.<hr /> </p> <p>For more<em> This is Who We Are,</em> <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=EE3E8C7DEBD842F391E075BC2E6B5402&amp;_z=z">click here</a>.</p> 22 Sep 2015 17:00:00 UT Mayor Iveson recognizes award-winning officers <p>On Wednesday, September 9, Mayor Iveson and Edmonton City Council recognized award-winning members of the Edmonton Police Service. Members of the Edmonton Police Commission, and the Edmonton Police Foundation, were in attendance at the ceremony.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" src="~/media/2C9549DE4E5245C188FD9A64A1D94986.ashx" /><br /> </b><b>School Resource Officers (SROs) win the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Award for Emergency Preparedness)</b></p> <p>When we talk about front-line policing, SROs are about as frontline as you can get. 19 of them operate out of 21 high schools.</p> <p>Being an SRO is one of the most rewarding postings there can be for a police officer. They build relationships with students from all walks of life.</p> <p>And, they&rsquo;re highly trained; specializing in various areas of emergency preparedness. Their training is so valuable, that businesses look to them to assist in creating their own lockdown procedures and protocols, to conduct security assessments and to make related recommendations.</p> <p>&ldquo;Their winning the CACP Emergency Preparedness Award is a testament to their skills and hard work,&rdquo; noted Deputy Chief Tony Harder, who attended the City Council recognition ceremony.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b><img alt="" width="499" height="334" src="~/media/6D22819EA6E3474A8F87A313882A504A.ashx?h=334&amp;w=499" /><br /> Former SRO, Const. Stacy Miskolczi, first Canadian police officer to win the National Association of School Resource Officers Award of Valour</b></p> <p>Const. Miskolczi saved the life of a staff member at L.Y. Cairns High School in November 2014.</p> <p>When she heard that the individual had collapsed, she rushed to the scene and found him unconscious and unresponsive. She administered chest compressions while a teacher grabbed the automated external defibrillator machine. </p> <p>The individual regained his heartbeat and was rushed to the hospital where he fully recovered.</p> <p>Const. Miskolczi&rsquo;s quick response, and her CPR training, saved his life.</p> <p>After recognizing Const. Miskolczi, Mayor Iveson led a standing ovation for her.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b><img alt="" width="499" height="334" src="~/media/BF0493230435470C9D790C5AA581DD8E.ashx?h=334&amp;w=499" /><br /> Coordinated Counterfeit Credit Card Unit Detective Bill Allen won the CACP Bank of Canada 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence Award</b></p> <p>A 28-year police officer, Detective Allen has covered a lot of areas in policing. He is regularly stopped on the street by people he has helped over the years; people who want to thank him for helping them when they were victims of crime.</p> <p>Sometimes they just want to say hello to the friendly police officer who used to walk the beat in their neighbourhood. These interactions are the hallmark of a successful police officer, one who has built positive community relations, one who carries his EPS badge with pride.</p> <p>He is the Northern Alberta Vice President of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, and is a long-serving member of the Cross Border Fraud Association.</p> <p>&ldquo;Detective Allen comes from a police family, and is a senior detective with a history of work-related awards. His expertise in the area of fraud crimes makes him a very valuable asset to the EPS,&rdquo; said Deputy Chief Harder.</p> 17 Sep 2015 16:11:00 UT 2015 Second Quarter Report to the Community <p>Together, the Edmonton Police Commission (EPC) and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) have developed a plan to provide exemplary police services and enhance community safety. </p> <p>Each quarter we report on these measures to City Council and the community. This is the Second Quarter Report for 2015.</p> <iframe width="525" height="343" src="//" frameborder="0"></iframe> 11 Sep 2015 13:47:00 UT Deadly drug more potent than heroin Fentanyl overdoses on the rise. <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Touching or ingesting even a small amount of pure Fentanyl can render a person unconscious and in need of immediate medical attention. </p> <p>&ldquo;All it takes is the equivalent of two microns of Fentanyl on your skin or tongue to cause respiratory distress,&rdquo; says Detective Guy Pilon with EPS Drug &amp; Gang Section.</p> <p>In its legal prescription form, Fentanyl is a powerful pain killer.</p> <p>The street version, which goes under various names including Apache, China Girl, and Dance Fever, is responsible for hundreds of deaths across Canada.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s fifty to a hundred times more potent than morphine and thirty to fifty times more potent than heroin,&rdquo; Pilon says.</p> <p>That potency is why Fentanyl is growing in popularity among drug addicts.&nbsp; And why so many addicts end up overdosing.</p> <p>Naloxone or Narcan can be used to reverse the effects of opioids such as Fentanyl.</p> <p>&ldquo;A person overdosing on Fentanyl will experience an immediate decrease in their breathing and heart rate,&rdquo; Pilon warns.&nbsp; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s crucial they receive emergency medical attention immediately.&rdquo;</p> 13 Aug 2015 17:44:00 UT 2015 First Quarter Report to the Community <p>Together, the Edmonton Police Commission (EPC) and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) have developed a plan to provide exemplary police services and enhance community safety. </p> <p>Each quarter we report on these measures to City Council and the community. This is the First Quarter Report for 2015.</p> <iframe width="525" height="172" src="//" frameborder="0"></iframe> 03 Jul 2015 18:35:00 UT