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About Alberta RCMP

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Since the March West in 1874, the RCMP has built a strong foundation of trust, respect and compassion in the Alberta communities we serve. As Alberta’s provincial police service, the RCMP provides assistance to more than 1.5 million Albertans at the federal, provincial and municipal level. Our nearly 4,000 employees work out of 112 detachments throughout the province’s four policing districts. From the Rocky Mountains, to the prairies, to the oilpatch, Alberta RCMP employees stand at the ready, committed to providing exemplary service through our partnerships and innovative policing techniques.

The RCMP's Federal Mandate

The scope of the RCMP’s federal policing mandate includes: combating terrorism, organized crime, and specific crimes related to the illicit drug trade; economic crimes such as counterfeiting and credit card fraud; and offences that threaten the integrity of Canada’s national borders. The RCMP protects VIPs, including the Prime Minister and foreign dignitaries, and provides the law enforcement community with a full range of computer-based security services. There are approximately 350 Regular Members working to fulfill the RCMP’s federal mandate in Alberta.