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Bringing together Alberta's Most Sophisticated Law Enforcement Resources

ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams) exists to build safer communities. Made up of 400 police and civilian staff, we operate in eight communities across the province. We collaborate with individual police agencies to create a more strategic, intelligent response when it comes to serious and organized crime.

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Nearly one billion dollars in estimated street value of seized drugs

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Over 1,800 firearms used for criminal purposes removed from Alberta’s streets

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Child Sexual Abuse Material photos/videos processed by our ICE units

Criminal charges laid as a result of ALERT’s integrated model


Our teams work across the province with municipal, provincial, federal and international partners through our integrated model to investigate and dismantle organized and complex crime that affect communities big and small over Alberta. We are a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Alberta. Unlike jurisdiction-limited police forces, our integrated model compiles sworn officers, civilian staff and investigative resources from several of Alberta’s municipal police forces, provincial RCMP, and federal RCMP. These resources are brought together under the ALERT umbrella, and distributed across 8 regional hubs – our teams can effectively work on the province’s most challenging criminal activity without being set back by the typical jurisdictional constraints an agency would face investigating complex organized crime.

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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