Success Stories http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories.aspx Below is a list of stories and articles about the Edmonton Police Service and its members. en 31 Jul 2014 05:22:21 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2014, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. 2014 First Quarter Report to the Community http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/2014EPCQ1ReporttoCommunity.aspx 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>Each quarter we report on these measures to City Council and the community. </p> <a href="~/media/9B0A195CFB6943C187BCBF551A56ABF0.ashx" target="_blank" shape="rect">View the First Quarter Report to the Community for 2014</a> 02 May 2014 15:00:00 UT Celebrating National Aboriginal Day http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/NationalAboriginalDay2014.aspx June 21, 2014 is National Aboriginal Day and the Edmonton Police Service continues to work with the Aboriginal community to build greater trust and understanding. <p><iframe width="500" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_txr0TBWvh0" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>EPS is&nbsp;participating in community events, seeking guidance from the community itself and learning about&nbsp;Aboriginal culture in&nbsp;to help&nbsp;build mutual trust and stronger relationships. By staying active in the community EPS hopes that these relationships can continue to grow.</p> <p>For more information on&nbsp;how the&nbsp;EPS is connecting&nbsp;with Aboriginal community, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="~/link.aspx?_id=34A1731280764715A16809D2058086DC&amp;_z=z" shape="rect">Aboriginal Relations Unit</a> page.</p> 20 Jun 2014 18:15:00 UT 2014 UDodge Tournament http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/2014%20UDodgeTournament.aspx This past April marked the success of the fifth annual UDodge tournament! <iframe width="500" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nHr4Z1JsrLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>The dodge ball tournament was created in partnership with the Edmonton Police Service and United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. The goal is to bring youth, corporate community members and Edmonton police officers together to have fun while mentoring and learning from one another. </p> <p>And they did just that!</p> 13 Jun 2014 20:42:00 UT EPS Cadet Corps Awards http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/CadetAwards2014.aspx Last week Edmonton Police Service Cadets received awards in recognition of their commitment and service over the past year. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><img alt="" style="width: 250px; margin-bottom: 3px; float: left; height: 166px; margin-right: 3px;" src="~/media/DDBEEBE06AC947C2BBD0863887120F59.ashx" />&ldquo;Our year-end celebration is the culmination of a year&rsquo;s worth of foot drill, fitness, presentations, volunteering, team-building, and leadership,&rdquo; says Const. Shannon Tenney, EPS Cadet Corps Coordinator. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Service awards were presented to each cadet, and a select few received special awards for exceptional volunteerism, service, enthusiasm and dedication, and leadership. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Thirty-six cadets successfully completed the year&mdash;a number the EPS hopes will continue to grow. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">&nbsp;&ldquo;Cadets expose young people to what policing is all about while providing an opportunity to develop skills to carry with you throughout life,&rdquo; says Tenney. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great stepping stone to a career in law enforcement and a great foundation for leadership development in all aspects of a young person&rsquo;s life.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">The Edmonton Police Service Cadet program is open to youth ages 13 &ndash; 20 who have an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement and who want to make a difference in their community today.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">The program follows the school year and finishes the first week of June. Sign up is currently closed, but they can apply throughout the year starting in January 2015. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Visit <a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/cadets" shape="rect">edmontonpolice.ca/cadets</a>&nbsp; for more information on the program. </p> 12 Jun 2014 18:31:00 UT EPS & Pride Week http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/PrideWeek2014.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is proud to encourage EPS member participation in the annual Edmonton Pride Festival (June 6 - 15, 2014), celebrating and strengthening our relationships with the diverse communities that we protect and serve. <p>With over 30,000 participants taking part in the week-long activities, the festival enables us to encourage and support the gay community and the growing diversity within our city. </p> <p>Gay pride celebrations began in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. At the time, bars were one of the only places gays and lesbians could gather together in public. The laws reflected the social stigma and intolerance surrounding the gay lifestyle, so it was common for these bars to be raided by police. On June 27, the gay community protested against the raids at the Stonewall Inn. Word quickly spread about the &ldquo;Stonewall Riots,&rdquo; and since then, the month of June has had special significance in the gay community as a time to feel pride and call for human rights. </p> <p>The Pride Festival aligns with the EPS&rsquo; values of equity, diversity and human rights within our community. The <a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/AboutEPS/CommunityInitiatives/ChiefsCAC/SMLC.aspx" shape="rect">EPS Sexual Minorities Liaison Committee </a>also works to promote inclusion and support, as well as the safety and security of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, and queer community.&nbsp;</p> <p>For a complete listing of activities as well as additional information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edmontonpride.ca" shape="rect">www.edmontonpride.ca</a> </p> 06 Jun 2014 17:38:00 UT 2014 Citizen Satisfaction Survey http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/2014CitizenSatisfactionSurvey.aspx The mission of the EPS is to work in partnership with our citizens to build safe communities through leadership and policing excellence. <p>The EPS solicits residents&rsquo; comments through a Citizen Satisfaction Survey every couple of years. </p> <p>The 2014 survey, conducted between Jan. 13 and 31, included questions to identify key community issues, concerns, perceptions and priorities that Edmontonians have in respect to crime, disorder and neighbourhood safety. The survey also provided citizens with an opportunity to tell the EPS how they think the organization is doing. </p> <p>Over 1,300 Edmontonians aged 18 and older participated. Overall, the results of the survey are positive with 93% of citizens having confidence in the EPS. </p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="~/media/2F9A0FD0554942109A1D8162BB28411E.ashx" target="_blank" shape="rect">Read the full report.</a></p> 23 May 2014 20:13:00 UT May 11-17 is Crime Prevention Week! http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/CrimePreventionWeek.aspx Crime Prevention Week (May 11 – 17, 2014) comes but once a year, but, the EPS embraces the crime prevention philosophy year-round. <p>&ldquo;<a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/crimeprevention." target="_blank" shape="rect">Crime prevention</a> is all about being aware of our surroundings, and taking small steps to ensure our safety, and the safety of our families,&rdquo; says Sgt. Daryl Mahoney.</p> <p>Mahoney and his team are spearheading EPS Crime Prevention Week activities.</p> <p>&ldquo;We take crime prevention seriously, and we&rsquo;ve planned activities that will help people to learn some safety tips on various subjects,&rdquo; notes Mahoney.</p> <p><b>Crime Prevention Week Activities</b></p> <p>On Sunday, May 11, Mahoney will appear on the Global Morning Show to talk about general Safety and what people should be considering with the season finally changing, securing your backyard, landscaping, and summer holiday considerations. </p> <p>Mahoney will also promote about a week-long bike safety tip contest the EPS will be hosting. Children can enter to win a bicycle helmet.</p> <a href="~/media/DA467379900840C08893472242249CF5.ashx" shape="rect"><strong>Safety for Seniors</strong></a> <p>On Wednesday, May 14, EPS will host a safety presentation for seniors at Queen Alexandra Lodge (10825 &ndash; 77 Avenue, from 2:00 p.m. &ndash; 4:00 p.m.</p> <p>This course is so popular that it&rsquo;s already full.</p> <p>&ldquo;Keep checking edmontonpolice.ca, we&rsquo;ll let everyone know when the next course is running,&rdquo; advises Mahoney.</p> <p><b>EPS Hard Target Personal Safety Training Course</b></p> <p>On Thursday, May 15, the Collaborative Policing Unit will host a free full-day "Hard Target" course. This course is designed to educate men and women on how to protect themselves in various crime-related situations. The course blends crime prevention and&nbsp;<a href="~/media/1AB5B4238D49432BA304AA04F6E5A222.ashx" target="_blank" shape="rect">personal safety tips</a> with basic self-defence techniques.</p> <p>&ldquo;Each time we run this course, it fills up quickly, but we will be running more courses in the future. We&rsquo;ll post upcoming dates here on edmontonpolice.ca,&rdquo; notes Mahoney.</p> <p><b>Alarms</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimePrevention/HomePropertySafety/HomeAlarms.aspx" target="_blank" shape="rect">Click</a>&nbsp;here to check out some useful new tips on alarms.</p> 12 May 2014 17:58:00 UT 2013 Annual Policing Plan Report Card http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/2013PoliceReportCard.aspx On behalf of the Edmonton Police Commission and the Edmonton Police Service, we are proud to present the 2013 Annual Policing Plan Report Card. <p>This document outlines how we performed on the goals and initiatives set for 2013, and highlights our plans for 2014.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"> <h2 style="text-align: center;"> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="~/media/070FF9A34D8743BBAE8D9D22E693979F.ashx" target="_blank" shape="rect"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">View Report Card</h2> </a></h2> </h2> </h2> 01 May 2014 20:15:00 UT EPS hosting Online Town Hall meeting this week. http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/EPSOnlineTownHall.aspx In April 2011, the EPS hosted its first ever online town hall meeting, answering over 80 questions on a range of topics including traffic concerns, general EPS procedures, legal questions and concerns regarding specific problems within the city. <p><img alt="" style="width: 200px; margin-bottom: 3px; float: left; height: 200px; margin-right: 3px;" src="~/media/7178DA007D80476AB709AECF359336EE.ashx" />Each question was then researched and answered by the subject matter experts in conjunction with Corporate Communications. </p> <p>This year, we are trying something new as we move our online town hall to our <strong>Facebook page</strong>! The event will run: <b>Monday, April 28 to Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m.</b> with the final answers to citizen questions posted on Friday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. Citizens are encouraged to post their questions to the discussion forum; responses will be posted the following morning. </p> <p>As a new and innovative way to get feedback from the community, the online town hall meets the EPS&rsquo;s goal of looking for additional ways to connect with and engage a more diverse population. We look forward to reaching out to Edmontonians using these technologies on an ongoing basis.</p> <p>To join the discussion:</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ol> <li>Visit and "Like" the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/edmontonpoliceservice" shape="rect">EPS Facebook page</a>. </li> <li>Click on &ldquo;Forum&rdquo; from the main page menu. </li> <li>Select the daily topic. </li> <li>Submit your question. </li> </ol> </td> <td><img alt="" style="width: 100px; height: 85px;" src="~/media/42736EDED2F94E0099FD4656A61408C2.ashx" />&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>*Please note: A Facebook account is required to participate. To register visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/" shape="rect">http://www.facebook.com</a>, sign up for an account and like the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/edmontonpoliceservice" target="_blank" shape="rect">EPS Facebook page</a>.</p> 25 Apr 2014 17:04:00 UT EPS launches digital comic book http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/SuccessStories/LegacyOfHeroesAlexDecoteau.aspx <p><em>&ldquo;Alex Decoteau!&rdquo;&nbsp;Alex stepped forward at the sound of his name. The small crowd of family members and well-wishers who came to witness the swearing-in of the city&rsquo;s newest police officers, clapped in appreciation.&nbsp; </em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">One hundred and thirteen years ago, Alex Decoteau made Canadian policing history.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">The young Metis man from Saskatchewan moved to Edmonton in 1909 to work in his brother-in-law&rsquo;s machine shop.&nbsp;Two years later, Alex joined the Edmonton Police Department, becoming the first Aboriginal police officer in Canada.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">Now, Alex&rsquo;s life story is the subject of LEGACY OF HEROES, a digital comic produced by the Edmonton Police Service.</p> <div data-configid="1740903/7342339" style="width: 525px; height: 340px;" class="issuuembed"></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//e.issuu.com/embed.js" async="true"></script> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">&ldquo;Legacy of Heroes was created to tell the community about the remarkable people and events that are part of the Edmonton Police Service&rsquo;s history,&rdquo; says Michael James, supervisor in charge of the Digital Media Unit, which created LEGACY OF HEROES.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">A special printing of three thousand copies of LEGACY OF HEROES were distributed to students who attended the Truth and Reconciliation Event in Edmonton in March.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">&ldquo;The TRC had never heard Alex Decoteau&rsquo;s story before,&rdquo; says Staff Sergeant Dan Jones, who heads up the Service&rsquo;s Aboriginal Relations Unit.&nbsp;&ldquo;They were impressed by what I told them. Alex&rsquo;s story is very inspirational.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">James says his staff is already hard at work on the next issue of LEGACY OF HEROES.&nbsp; &ldquo;This time we are focusing on a unique moment not only in the history of the Service, but in the history of policing in Canada.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><em>Alex came to attention; back straight, chest out.&nbsp;Chief of Police A.C. Lancey pinned a shiny silver badge to Alex&rsquo;s dark blue uniform.&nbsp;The Chief offered Alex his hand.&nbsp; As Alex took it, the Chief said, &ldquo;Welcome to the Edmonton Police Department.&rdquo;&nbsp;Alex beamed.&nbsp;Today was the proudest moment of his life.</em></p> <p> For more about Alex Decoteau, see the attached video interview with Decoteau's niece, Izola Mottershead. <ul> <li> <a href="http://youtu.be/GCjHVzaNCnU"> Legacy of Heroes - The Alex Decoteau Story - The violin </a></li> <li> <a href="http://youtu.be/jsiMJdlNmcA"> Legacy of Heroes - The Alex Decoteau Story - The pocket watch </a></li> </ul> </p> <p>Stay tuned to edmontonpolice.ca for future comics in the Legacy of Heroes series!</p> 02 Apr 2014 20:21:00 UT