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ALERT Helps Implement New Safety Protocol in Edmonton Schools

ALERT Helps Implement New Safety Protocol in Edmonton Schools

Edmonton… ALERT’s Integrated Threat and Risk Assessment Centre (ITRAC) has helped to implement new safety protocol in Edmonton Schools.

News release from Edmonton School Boards:

New Safety Protocol will Help Identify Imminent Threats to Schools and Communities

Edmonton Catholic Schools, Edmonton Public Schools and Greater North Central Francophone Schools are working with a number of community partners who are committed to making all schools and communities safe in Edmonton and the surrounding area. The Edmonton Community Threat Response and Intervention Support Protocol (C-TRISP) was created to share the details of an identified threat, to collaborate effectively, and to make use of a broad range of expertise in order to prevent and reduce imminent violence in schools and communities. In the fall of 2013, the process for developing the Protocol began by meeting with key partners with the common objective of maintaining safe and secure communities.

“The continued safety of students and staff is paramount in all we do,” said Joan Carr, Superintendent with Edmonton Catholic Schools. “By sharing information we can collaborate on preventative strategies that will reduce violence and maintain safety,” Carr went on to say.

The Protocol is based on the work of Kevin Cameron from the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response as well as the Government of Alberta’s Information Sharing for Human Service Providers in the Alberta Public Sector document. It also supports the timely sharing of information about students who pose a risk of violence towards themselves or others and follows a three step process:

  1. Data collection and immediate risk reducing interventions,
  2. Comprehensive multidisciplinary risk evaluation,
  3. Multidisciplinary interventions.
“Schools are already among the safest places in our community because of our consistent and steadfast commitment to the well-being of our staff and students,” says Darrel Robertson, Superintendent for Edmonton Public Schools. “The signatures on this protocol represent a broad partnership in ensuring that safety remains at the forefront of everything we do in our schools.”This Protocol would not be possible without the commitment of the following partners: 

  • Alberta Health Services
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • ALERT/ITRAC
  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Edmonton Fire Rescue Services
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Edmonton Public Schools
  • Greater North Central Francophone Schools
  • Native Counselling Services of Alberta
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division

When identifying a threat that involves a student in a school, Administrators will be able to use a Student Behaviour Response Chart as a guide. The Chart helps to pinpoint if the student is displaying low, moderate or high risk behaviours and how to respond. Depending on the perceived threat, the Protocol may be activated and partners will collaborate, assess and put into effect strategies to reduce potential violence.
“We are very pleased to be signatories to this important protocol for all Edmonton schools and partners,” said Henri Lemire, Superintendent of Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. “The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Thankfully, C-TRISP will ensure all partners can focus on providing a safe learning environment to all students. Merci à vous tous!”

​An important component of the Protocol is ongoing staff development in violence threat risk assessment training. Edmonton Catholic Schools, Edmonton Public Schools and Greater North Central Francophone Schools will continue to train staff on how to identify and deal with an imminent threat.

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Protecting Kids Online | Internet Child Exploitation

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FILE INTAKES

680

872

1,149

1,114

3,815

2,994

2,764

SUSPECTS CHARGED

22

16

34

37

109

81

125

CHARGES LAID

87

45

123

160

415

351

413

CHILDREN RESCUED

26

78

56

43

203

46

100

EXHIBITS SEIZED

335

368

545

476

1,724

1,243

1,845

TOTAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS

262,400

511,133

1,374,310

606,254

2,754,097

2,551,921

13,260,819

Stopping Human Trafficking | HUMAN TRAFFICKING & COUNTER EXPLOITATION

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

13

10

7

4

34

30

76

CHARGES LAID

79

46

87

19

231

96

157

VICTIM INTERVENTIONS

30

29

17

37

113

28

22

Intelligence & Expertise | CISA / Training

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

409

296

327

442

1,474

1,560

1,318

TRAINING COURSES

5

3

8

11

27

36

25

CANDIDATES TRAINED

321

56

135

350

862

933

638

Disrupt & Dismantle Organized Crime | Combined Special Forces Enforcement

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

40

27

42

32

141

197

168

CHARGES LAID

176

156

237

231

800

1,088

820

FIREARMS SEIZED

105

53

26

48

232

102

126

EST. VALUE OF DRUGS SEIZED

$906,814

$553,851

$2,725,161

$1,148,337

$5,334,163

$10,898,269

$334,093,020

PROCEEDS OF CRIME SEIZED

$218,133

$52,970

$130,996

$230,195

$632,294

$1,432,847

$21,740,617

ANNUAL Regional ResultS

ARRESTS

CHARGES

FIREARMS

DRUGS

PROCEEDS

CALGARY

24

110

14

$937,422

$65,881

EDMONTON

17

131

45

$592,839

$272,446

FORT MCMURRAY

8

78

4

$352,942

$144,301

GRANDE PRAIRIE

7

17

13

$192,145

$31,855

LETHBRIDGE

7

29

44

$349,773

$51,245

LLOYDMINSTER

24

93

41

$164,134

$12,504

MEDICINE HAT

37

179

13

$293,108

$7,861

RED DEER

17

163

58

$2,451,800

$46,201

TOTALS

141

800

232

$5,334,163

$632,294

Organized Property Crimes | Auto Crimes

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

SUSPECTS CHARGED

1

1

2

1

10

CHARGES LAID

11

47

STOLEN VEHICLES

23

15

1

6

45

245

118

RECOVERED ASSETS

$1,432,000

$941,025

$108,000

$260,000

$2,741025

$8,420,500

$3,919,500

Firearms investigations | Firearms lab & Gang suPpression teams

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2023-24

2022-23

2021-22

FIREARMS EXAMINATIONS

349

351

243

235

1,178

EXHIBIT EXAMINATIONS

1,316

1,409

891

1,099

4,715

SERIAL NUMBER RESTORATIONS

31

34

19

24

108

IBIS SUBMISSIONS

343

421

1,334

304

2,402

GUN SEIZURES

1

14

15

SUSPECTS CHARGED

4

22

26

CHARGES LAID

41

144

185

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