Following a recent announcement for Edmonton, 12 Alberta sheriffs will soon support Calgary police patrols in high-crime areas of Calgary’s downtown core as part of a 12-week pilot initiative designed to help deter and respond to crime and social disorder.
The initiative is a partnership between the Calgary Public Safety and Community Response Task Force, Alberta Sheriffs, and the Calgary Police Service and is scheduled to start on February 27 2023, and finish on May 31, 2023. The sheriffs and Calgary police will then evaluate the project before deciding on any next steps.
Additionally, to help improve police response to mental health calls and people in crisis, Calgary police will be using the province’s HealthIM system already in place in most of Alberta. The digital tool equips police officers with resources to better assess the needs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
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