There is more traffic on Edmonton streets now than ever before. Not surprisingly, most Edmontonians rank traffic safety as a top priority. The Edmonton Police Service acknowledges this and through enforcement, education, and partnering with other important road safety partners strives to improve the safety of our streets for everyone.
Whether it is our members responding to a neighbourhood complaint of speeding, or members conducting Checkstop operations in a reported trouble spot location, EPS members do what they can to work with the community.
It’s not just traffic related issues that the EPS educates the public about; they also teach citizens how to protect themselves and their vehicles or vehicle contents from being the target of theft. For most of us, our vehicles are the second largest purchase we make and protecting them is critical.
The Auto Theft Section strives to educate the public about preventing their vehicle from being stolen and protecting items inside their vehicles from being taken.
The Police Seized Vehicle Unit is the impound where most vehicles towed by Police and Bylaw Services are taken. They are responsible for the safe storage, release and disposal of over 20,000 vehicles each year.