2017-18 Annual Report: Goal 4
ALERT teams work to protect Albertans, reducing harm, and taking measures to better ensure the safety of our province. They get harmful drugs off the street, intervene in the lives of children being abused or drug-endangered, and protect children from online sexual exploitation offences.
Inside ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit office in Calgary, there’s a whiteboard on which investigators write down the status of files they’re working on. Between April and June 2017, though, as ICE was carrying out Operation Icebreaker, that whiteboard was fuller than usual.
“We were taking photos [of the whiteboard] because there were just so many search warrants on there,” says Det. Sean Spence, one of the members who spearheaded Operation Icebreaker. “It was quite something to look at.” [Read More…]
ASSESSMENTS ON THE RIGHT TRAC
Sgt. Colette Zazulak and many of her colleagues at the Integrated Threat and Risk Assessment Centre (ITRAC) know just how hectic it can be on the front lines of law enforcement. That’s why they are proud of the role they play behind the scenes.
Zazulak is a certified threat assessor and the operations manager at ITRAC, which works to assess threats and develop risk reduction plans for domestic violence and stalking cases in Alberta, as well as provide expert advice and training to police agencies across the province. [Read More…]