In 2020-21, ALERT continued to adapt to the changing nature of serious and organized crime threats facing Albertans.
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, people from across the globe drastically altered their daily lives, routines, customs, and social behaviours. The same can be said for organized crime. Border closures, social distancing requirements, and economic downturns created instability amongst criminal networks.
The integrated and dedicated nature of ALERT allowed us to be versatile, in a time of global uncertainty, and to respond to these rapidly shifting dynamics. Along with a series of new initiatives and resources, the past year marked an evolution of ALERT.
ALERT’s expansion was realized through support from the Alberta Government, and came in a series of new initiatives, units, resources, and partnerships.
Our Annual Report shares the progress of these new initiatives, and demonstrates the collective success ALERT is having in keeping Alberta communities safe.