The Edmonton Police Service has appointed officers into the Community Engagement Team to build positive relationships within your community, and to increase public safety and reduce crime.
The Community Engagement Team is made up of one Sergeant and six constables. Each constable is responsible for building and maintaining the positive community relationships within one of Edmonton’s six divisions to create sustainable change. They deal with formal community engagement within their assigned division.
By establishing partnerships with the community, these engagement constables learn of community perceptions of crime and disorder and provide feedback to the community on policing outcomes based on these concerns. As a result, these community partnerships increase community understanding of the role of police in society and increase public confidence in the police.
They strengthen relationships within their community groups, schools, Community Leagues, and Business Revitalization Zones within their assigned division. The constables also:
- Deliver the Safe in 6 program within Public and Catholic Schools
- Attend community meetings
- Speak at community events
- Conduct crime prevention education to reduce crime and calls for service
- Liaise with, and support our Community Relations Section members (PACE) to ensure a consistent community engagement message across the city
- Identify and initiate opportunities for integration and collaboration of service delivery with internal and external partners.
If you would like a Community Engagement Officer to attend a community meeting, event, or provide crime prevention information, you can email the Community Engagement Team here.