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Online Child Exploitation On the Rise

Edmonton… ALERT’s [alert-tooltip title=”The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit is under ALERT’s umbrella and investigates offences related to the exploitation of children over the Internet. Click for more info.”]Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit[/alert-tooltip] and the Canadian Center for Child Protection are reminding parents about the need to closely monitor their children’s internet activity in light […]

Three Arrested in Medicine Hat Meth Seizure

Medicine Hat… Three people were arrested and 253 grams of [alert-tooltip title=”Methamphetamine (or meth) is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system. It is often seen in the form of a white powder with a bitter taste or a pill. Click for more info.”]methamphetamine[/alert-tooltip] were seized as the result of an ALERT investigation in […]

ALERT Seizes Drugs, Firearms in Calgary Raid

Calgary… More than half a million dollars’ worth of drugs and cash was seized as the result of a coordinated investigation involving ALERT [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime teams[/alert-tooltip] in Calgary and Medicine Hat. ALERT seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and other substances, alongside […]

3 Arrested, $30K in Drugs Seized in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat… More than $30,000 worth of drugs have been seized as a result of an ALERT investigation in Medicine Hat. Three people have been arrested. The two-month investigation by ALERT’s Medicine Hat [alert-tooltip title=”ALERT has organized crime teams based in seven cities across Alberta. Click for more info.”]organized crime team[/alert-tooltip] concluded with arrests on […]

Meth, Carfentanil, Cocaine Seized in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat… Two people have been arrested and a warrant is being sought for one more following an investigation by ALERT’s Medicine Hat organized crime team. The two-month investigation concluded on January 12, 2020, when ALERT investigators initiated a vehicle stop between Medicine Hat and Redcliff. It is alleged that the occupants of the vehicle […]

Transition, Triumph for ALERT in 2019

Edmonton… While changes were afoot, including a new CEO, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams still managed to achieve one of its most successful years ever in 2019. Over the calendar year, ALERT teams across the province laid 1,402 criminal charges against 241 suspects; took 92 [alert-tooltip title=”More and more, ALERT investigators are finding firearms when […]

ALERT’s Top Headlines of 2019

The last 12 months have just flown by, and ALERT has seen some big successes during that time. Let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our biggest headlines from 2019 … FENTANYL LAB DISMANTLED IN CALGARY JANUARY 2019: A suspected fentanyl lab operating out of a detached garage in the Calgary residential neighbourhood […]

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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