Governance

ALERT integrates members from various police agencies who have expertise in intelligence, enforcement and support services. As a non-profit agency, ALERT is governed by a Board of Directors and an appointed Chief Executive Officer—a unique designation allowing ALERT to operate at arm’s length from the provincial government. With a Civilian Advisory Committee, we’re also able to encourage community engagement and stakeholder relations.

Tackling Crime As A Team

ALERT integrates members from various police agencies who have expertise in intelligence, enforcement and support services. As a non-profit agency, ALERT is governed by a Board of Directors and an appointed Chief Executive Officer—a unique designation allowing ALERT to operate at arm’s length from the provincial government. With a Civilian Advisory Committee, we’re also able to encourage community engagement and stakeholder relations.

Chief

Executive

Officer

SUPT. MARC COCHLIN | ALERT CEO

Superintendent Marc Cochlin is the Chief Executive Officer of ALERT; an integrated, provincially funded police agency. ALERT is comprised of over 400 police officers and professional staff, and is mandated to tackle serious and organized crime across Alberta.

As a 24-year-member of the Edmonton Police Service, Cochlin has worked in a variety of specialized areas and units across the city and most recently supervised the criminal investigations division, which entails homicide, robbery, organized crime, firearms investigations, and missing persons. Cochlin previously spent time in ALERT leading the Edmonton-based organized crime and gang teams between 2018 and 2020.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Cochlin was a member of the first Alberta Francophone graduating class of École Maurice-Lavallée. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and former Edmonton premiership soccer player.

Cochlin was appointed ALERT CEO in December 2021.

Board Of

Directors

ALERT is governed by a Board of Directors, responsible for our high-level strategic direction. They are represented by the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Justice and Solicitor General.

Chief

Mark Neufeld

Calgary Police Service
Chef

Mike Worden

Service de police de Medicine Hat
SMA

Marlin Degrand

Justice et solliciteur général de l’Alberta
Chef

Dale Cox

Service de police régional du Lakeshore
Chef

Graham Abela

Service de police de Taber
Chef

Dean Lagrange

Service de police de Camrose
Chef

Keith Blake

Police de la nation Tsuut’ina
Chef

Dale Mc Fee

Service de police d’Edmonton
Chef

Shahin Mehdizadeh

Service de police de Lethbridge
Chef

Lorne Blumhagen

Service de police de Lacombe
Chef

Brice Iron Shirt

Service de police Blood Tribe
Chef

Farooq Sheikh

Shérifs de l’Alberta
S/Comm.

Curtis Zablocki

Division « K » de la GRC
ADM

Marlin Degrand

Alberta Justice & Solicitor General
Chief

Al Murphy

Medicine Hat Police Service
D/Comm.

Curtis Zablocki

RCMP “K” Division
Chief

TBD

Blood Tribe Police Service
Chief

Shahin Mehdizadeh

Lethbridge Police Service
Chief

Dale McFee

Edmonton Police Service
Chief

Dean LaGrange

Camrose Police Service

CIVILIAN

ADVISORY

COMMITTEE

Formed in April 2018, this committee is composed of representatives from the Alberta Association of Police Governance, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta.

Contact: cac@alert-ab.ca

Shazia Amiri

Edmonton Police Commission

Marilyn North Peigan

Calgary Police Commission

John McDonald

Taber Municipal Police Commission

Doug Rodwell

City of Lloydminster

Peter Brown

Airdrie Mayor

Ken McMullen

Red Deer Protective Services

Violet Megunis

Tsuut’ina Police Commission

Diane Piche

Director of Corporate Services, City of Lacombe

Kara Westerlund

Brazeau County Councillor