Alberta RCMP recognize work of officers across province in support of National Police Week

May 16, 2022
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

Edmonton – Sunday, May 15, marked the start of National Police Week 2022. The annual campaign hosted by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, encourages new connections between police and the people they serve. The purpose of the campaign is to show how police officers are not only members of the community they live in, but also members of the policing community they work in.

In support of this year's campaign theme Connected to Our Communities, the Alberta RCMP is sharing profiles of members from different detachments across the province on its social media platforms. These profiles will provide Albertans insight into why these individuals chose a career in law enforcement, their favourite part of working in their community, and even a favourite memory from the job.

"I joined the RCMP to show my appreciation and gratitude for our great country and its citizens. As a first generation immigrant, it was important for me to contribute back to Canada."

- Cst. Omid Nezami, Calgary

"I work throughout southern Alberta and love working with, and learning about, all the diverse people, communities, and newcomers to Canada. I am able to promote the RCMP in a very honorable and positive way, which is a great feeling for me."

- Cpl. Geordie Simpson, Airdrie, Alta.

"My favourite memory is building a rapport with the students in the community and being asked to be master of ceremonies for two different high school graduations."

- Cst. Neil Muz, Leduc, Alta.

"Policing is about working with people, building community and earning trust, each and every day," said Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP. "National Police Week is an opportunity to recognize the police professionals working together with the citizens and communities we serve. Policing requires dedication, commitment and sacrifice, and I am proud to work alongside Alberta RCMP employees who work tirelessly to uphold the safety and well-being of all Albertans."

For more information on this year's National Police Week campaign, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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