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November 20, 2013
Edmonton… Inspector Charmaine Bulger of the RCMP has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).
““On behalf of the ALERT Board of Directors, it is a privilege for me to welcome Charmaine to ALERT. She has an impressive policing career and ALERT will greatly benefit from her leadership experience,” said Board Chairman Ryan Jackson.
As CEO of ALERT, Bulger oversees nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs who work for ALERT. ALERT is established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime.
Bulger grew up in Morinville and was amongst the first group of women to enter the Royal Military College, before deciding on a career in policing. She joined the RCMP in 1982 and spent time in four divisions, including posts in Sarnia, Ont., Dawson Creek, B.C., North Vancouver, Whitehorse, and Edmonton.
Bulger returned to her home province of Alberta in 2006 and has been a member of Project KARE, the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), and most recently as Officer in Charge of Covert Operations.
“Joining ALERT is a rewarding opportunity that allows me to work closely with our provincial police partners in creating safer communities for all Albertans,” said Bulger. “The ALERT model is one of its kind in Canada and I look forward to building upon its success.”
Bulger replaces Superintendent Ted Miles, who previously served ALERT since its inception in 2006 until his retirement in May of this year. To date, ALERT has taken nearly $500 million worth of drugs off Alberta streets, seized nearly 500 firearms, and have arrested nearly 6,000 offenders.
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