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2019-20 Annual Report

ALERT was established by the Alberta government in 2006 to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to combat organized and serious crime. Nearly 300 municipal police and RCMP work together to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence. The strength of the ALERT model lies in the integration of members from various agencies who have expertise in intelligence, enforcement, and support services. ALERT is the overarching umbrella organization of integrated, provincially focused law enforcement activities that promote safe and secure communities in Alberta.





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Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) involves images and/or videos that depict the sexual abuse of minors – the majority of which involve prepubescent children. Often, CSAM involves explicit and/or extreme sexual assaults against the child victim (

Learn more about Internet Child Exploitation and ALERT’s integrated teams combatting this issue.

Ghost Guns are illegal, privately manufactured firearms or lower receivers. These weapons are often made with 3D-printers, and undermine public safety due to their lack of licensing requirements, serialization and safety controls.

Learn more about Ghost Guns on ALERT’s dedicated Privately Manufactured Firearms info page