Municipal Police Service
Grande Prairie City Council approved the transition to a municipal police service at the March 6 City Council meeting. The decision was made after a years-long assessment of policing in Grande Prairie. The assessment included a review of existing policing models, public consultation process and the creation of a transition plan, led by the consultant MNP.
Following the decision, the City of Grande Prairie will:
- seek approval from the Minister to change policing models,
- seek approval from the Minister to form a municipal police service,
- pass a bylaw creating a police commission, and
- notify the Government of Canada of the City’s intent to transition away from the RCMP, as per the Municipal Police Service Agreement.
For further information on the Municipal Police Service, please visit engage.cityofgp.com/municipalpolicing.