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EPS Leadership

The Edmonton Police Service consists of five bureaus - each one focusing on a specific area of policing.

Community Policing Bureau -Deputy Chief Darren Derko

The Deputy Chief in charge of the Community Policing Bureau is responsible for providing policing services to maintain peace and good order, protect lives and property, and prevent and detect crimes. These services are provided through six patrol divisions and four respective districts in each division. The six patrol divisions (West, Northwest, Northeast, Downtown, Southeast and Southwest) provide primary street-level police services to the community on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.

Investigation and Support Services Bureau  - Deputy Chief Devin Laforce

Because intelligence-related information is central to all police work, the Intelligence and Investigations Bureau is responsible for collecting and analyzing information from many sources, to effectively and efficiently guide the investigative efforts of more than 1800 police officers. The Bureau is also responsible for conducting investigations into serious or complex crimes, such as homicides, assaults, and robberies. Central to this work is the Operations and Intelligence Command Centre, a specialized hub that provides intelligence and guidance to police officers in the field on a 24/7 basis. 

Community Safety and Well-Being Bureau - Deputy Chief/Chief Operations Officer Enyinnah Okere 

The Deputy Chief/Chief Operations Officer of the Community Safety and Well-being Bureau leads the centralization of functions related to off-ramping, diversion and management of offender and victim needs. These services are provided within two divisions and five branches. Using a person-centered, collaborative approach, the Bureau partners with community to address the needs of those who have ended up in the justice system, while deterring serious and domestic crimes.   

Innovation and Technology Bureau - Chief Officer Ron Anderson

The Chief Innovation and Technology Officer (CITO) leads the Innovation and Information Bureau in the transformation of tools and processes that bring strategic and tactical value to EPS to help guide current and future initiatives. The Bureau stewards information and technology processes and systems to enable stakeholders to mobilize police services whilst bolstering information collection and enhancing the capacity of it is members. This enables members to leverage innovation and evidence-based data to prevent crime and reduce calls for service, whilst maintaining a secure physical and digital environment. By also being responsible for the Emergency Communications & Operations Management Branch (ECOMB), responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and providing real time intelligence, the Bureau is a key contributor to information-led policing and enhancing public safety.