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Lethbridge Police Commission


​​The Lethbridge Police Service provides policing for the City of Lethbridge.
Emergency: 911    |    Non-Emergency: 403-328-4444


Lethbridge Police Commission

The Lethbridge Police Commission is a statutory body created under the Alberta Police Act to oversee the Lethbridge Police Service.  The Commission has the following responsibilities:
  • Appointing the Chief of Police and evaluating their performance
  • Establishing policies that provide for efficient and effective policing
  • Issuing instructions as necessary to the Chief in regard to policy
  • Ensuring a sufficient level of personnel to carry out the functions of the Police Service
  • Representing the interests and concerns of the public

Minister Madu

The Lethbridge Police Commission received a letter from Minister Madu regarding public confidence in the ability of the Lethbridge Police Service to deliver adequate and effective policing services to the citizens of Lethbridge.  The Police Commission has worked with the Lethbridge Police Service and issued a response to the Minister on April 13, 2021.  Listed below are the relevant documents:

Who are the Members of the Police Commission?

 
Council Members
Members at Large​
Councillor Belinda Crowson
Robert Van Spronsen (Chair)
Councillor Blaine Hyggen
​Bruce Thurber (Vice Chair)

​Diane Conley
Dawna Coslovi
Rachel Hopf
Victoria Chester
Douglas Thornton
 

Agendas and Minutes 

Minutes and Agendas for the Lethbridge Police Commission are available for viewing.

The Police Commission meetings  are open to the Public. Following the recommendations from the Province of Alberta and the City of Lethbridge, with regards to social distancing in attempts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there are limits to the numbers allowed in the Council Chamber.  

If you wish to speak to the Police Commission in lieu of coming to City Hall, you have the option of speaking live at the hearing via telephone or emailing a written submission.  For either of these options, please email admin@lethbridgepolicecommission.com and provide your name, phone number, and email. Instructions will then be provided to you on the process.

​Date
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​September 29, 2021
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​June 30, 2021
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​May 26 2021
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​April 28, 2021
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​April 8, 2021
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​February 24, 2021
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​January 27 2021
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​January 27 2021 Special
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​December 1 2020
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​November 18 2020 Special
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​October 28, 2020
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​September 30, 2020
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​August 26, 2020
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​June 24, 2020
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​June 10, 2020 Special
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​May 27, 2020
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​April 29, 2020
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​February 26, 2020AgendaMinutes
​January 29, 2020 ​AgendaMinutes
​January 29, 2020 Special ​AgendaMinutes
​November 27, 2019AgendaMinutes
​October 30, 2019 ​Agenda ​Minutes
​September 25, 2019Agenda ​Minutes
​September 13, 2019AgendaMinutes
​June 26, 2019 ​AgendaMinutes
​May 29, 2019AgendaMinutes
​April 24, 2019AgendaMinutes
​March 27, 2019AgendaMinutes
​February 27, 2019AgendaMinutes
​January 30, 2019AgendaMinutes
​November 28, 2018 ​AgendaMinutes
​October 31, 2018AgendaMinutes
​September 26, 2018AgendaMinutes
​June 27, 2018AgendaMinutes
​May 30, 2018AgendaMinutes
​April 25, 2018AgendaMinutes
​March 28, 2018AgendaMinutes
​February 28, 2018AgendaMinutes
​January 31, 2018AgendaMinutes
​November 29, 2017 ​AgendaMinutes
​October 25, 2017AgendaMinutes
​September 27, 2017 ​AgendaMinutes
​June 28, 2017AgendaMinutes
​May 31, 2017AgendaMinutes
​April 26, 2017AgendaMinutes
​March 29, 2017AgendaMinutes
​February 22, 2017AgendaMinutes
​January 25, 2017AgendaMinutes
​November 30, 2016AgendaMinutes
​October 26, 2016AgendaMinutes
​September 28, 2016AgendaMinutes
​June 29, 2016AgendaMinutes
​May 25, 2016 ​AgendaMinutes
​April 27, 2016AgendaMinutes
​March 30, 2016AgendaMinutes
​February 24, 2016AgendaMinutes
​January 27, 2016 ​Agenda ​Minutes
 

Meetings 

The Commission meets on the last Wednesday of the month at Lethbridge City Hall in Council Chambers.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the public meeting which starts at 6:00 p.m.. There are no meetings in July, August and December.
 

Policy and Procedure Manual 

The Policy and Procedure Manual for the Lethbridge Police Commission is available for downloading by clicking here.

The Automated Traffic EnforcementGuidelines from the Provincial Government is available for downloading by clicking here.

Public Complaints 

 The Police Commission is empowered to oversee the complaints process and receive complaints from the public.
 
The Commission appoints a Public Complaints Monitor who is responsible for:
  • Providing an independent review of the citizen complaint process
  • Auditing Police Service files involving public complaints to ensure investigations are fair and thorough
  • Reporting their findings directly to the Commission
  • Receiving complaints from the public

To contact the Public Complaints Monitor, please call 403 308 6709

or email complaints@lethbridgepolicecommission.com

 

Under the Alberta Police Act, the responsibility for the investigation of complaints against Police Service policies and services provided, as well as against specific police officers, lies with the Chief of Police. The Commission does not have the authority to alter the Chief’s decision regarding complaints about a police officer’s actions. The Commission’s role is to ensure the process is fair to all parties.
 
For general Police Commission Inquiries email admin@lethbridgepolicecommission.com