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ALERT operates with one overarching goal: to create safer communities for all Albertans. Established by the Government of Alberta in 2006 to combat organized and serious crime, ALERT brings 400 municipal police and RCMP officers together in teams to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence.


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Organized Crime & Gangs

ALERT has eight integrated teams dedicated to disrupting and dismantling organized crime, which includes drug networks, gang activity, firearms straw-purchasing, and large-scale financial crimes. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Units are spread across the province with hubs in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer.

Internet Child Exploitation

The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit investigates offences related to the exploitation of children over the Internet. ICE investigates offences involving child pornography, computer-related child sexual abuse, child luring over the Internet, voyeurism involving victims under the age of 18, and child sex trade/tourism.

Criminal Intelligence

Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta acts as a central hub for strategic analysis and intelligence, sharing organized and serious crime as well as emerging trends in Alberta.

Law Enforcement Training

ALERT provides policing personnel with the expertise required to successfully investigate serious and organized crime to enhance the capacity of law enforcement across Alberta.

Human Trafficking

ALERT’s Human Trafficking Counter Exploitation unit investigates domestic human trafficking involving sexual exploitation in Alberta. The integrated unit also works in collaboration with agencies and organizations that help rescue and support survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.


ALERT is a non-profit agency governed by a Board of Directors and an appointed Chief Executive Officer. This unique designation allows ALERT to remain at arm's length from the provincial government

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career options

While most of ALERT’s police positions are filled internally in partnership with the police agency, civilian staff member positions and other vacancies open to the public occasionally.

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ALERT was established in 2006 and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Find out about our operations and how we make communities safer.

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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