To learn more about the Commission, its members, recent history, or to see minutes and agendas- please see the Lethbridge Police Commission Website HERE
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
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.
The Lethbridge Police Service provides policing for the City of Lethbridge.Emergency: 911 | Non-Emergency: 403-328-4444
The Police Commission meetings are open to the Public.
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, or for general inquiries, please email email@example.com and provide your name, phone number, and email. Instructions will then be provided to you on the process. You may also telephone the Commission Clerk at 403 380 7306.
Policy and Procedure Manual
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
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.