After taking the Oath of Office, Chief Dale McFee was passed the EPS Colours by Interim Chief Kevin Brezinski in a formal Change of Command.
The EPS Guard of Honour, Pipes and Drums, Chorus, and Historical Unit helped carry the pride and tradition of this significant event, which was attended by hundreds of community members, distinguished guests, and law enforcement personnel.
The new Chief was welcomed by Chair Tim O’Brien of the Edmonton Police Commission, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, the Honourable Madame Justice Sheila Greckol with the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Honourable Kathleen Ganley, Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.
Respective of Chief McFee’s Métis heritage, and the rich Indigenous history of our city, the ceremony also included a prayer from Elder Betty Letendre, eagle feather and blanket presentation by Tribal Chiefs Mark Arcand and Cadmus Delorme, and a performance of the Honour Song by the Ben Calf Robe School Drummers.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the new Chief outlined his approach to creating meaningful community partnerships with the goal of collaboratively making Edmonton a safer city of all.
Chief McFee is an internationally recognized innovator and executive leader with a solid background in the fields of policing, community safety, and public service. He served as the Chief of Police in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing in Saskatchewan.
The Edmonton Police Commission selected Dale McFee as the new Chief of Police after an extensive nationwide search and interview process, and the appointment was ratified by Edmonton City Council.
Police Chief McFee joins over 2,600 EPS employees dedicated to making Edmonton a safer city.