2017-18 Annual Report: Goal 5
ALERT intelligence and enforcement officers conduct sophisticated, long-term criminal investigations that require advanced training and knowledge. ALERT supports police by providing elite training to enhance the ability of officers to detect and disrupt organized crime in Alberta.
After 17 years as a police officer, not much crosses Det. Kris Bombier’s desk that is unfamiliar to him. But when he was handed the file for a case of a man suspected of manufacturing machine guns in a shop just west of Edmonton, it was a rare occurrence.
Bombier is a member of ALERT’s Guns and Gangs unit in Edmonton, which was established in 2016 and specializes in determining how organized crime groups in Alberta source and acquire the firearms they use to protect themselves and intimidate their rivals. [Read more…]