Join the Calgary Police Commission!

Update from the Commission
Media Contact
Calgary Police Commission
Phone: 403-428-8221

Do you have a passion for justice and public safety? Would your skills, experiences and perspectives be valuable on a board that oversees the budget, policies and complaints process of the Calgary Police Service?

There are vacancies on our commission and City Council is looking for Calgarians to join us as we provide independent citizen governance and oversight of Calgary’s police.

Our commission is tasked with:

  • Working with the police chief to set annual policing priorities for Calgary
  • Approving how the police budget is spent
  • Establishing policies that provide for efficient and effective policing
  • Issuing instructions – as necessary – to the police chief regarding those policies
  • Hiring and supervising the police chief
  • Advocating for local policing needs including ensuring the police have the resources they need
  • Overseeing some aspects of the police conduct complaint process

All commissioners are expected to spend at least 30 hours monthly on commission work, including attending three lunch hour committee meetings and one evening commission meeting, eight times per year. There are also many other opportunities to attend additional events and training if desired.

In this high-profile role, you will be one of 12 commissioners working together with City Council, the provincial government and the Calgary Police Service to help ensure Calgarians receive the best policing possible.

To apply, you must be a resident of Calgary over 18 years of age that has never been an employee of the Calgary Police Service. The role has a minimum two-year commitment and successful applicants must be able to pass an Enhanced Security Check.

For more information on our commission, visit our about us page or read our latest annual report.

To apply, visit The City of Calgary’s application page.

Applications must be submitted before Monday, September 12, at 4 p.m.