Our Commitment to Action

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Following the death of George Floyd, Edmonton City Council held public hearings to better understand how Edmontonians viewed police-community relationships. The response at the hearings highlighted the tenuous nature of police-community relationships in Edmonton, and that a segment of the Edmonton population has historically not felt seen, heard or protected by police. Overall the need for an equitable, restorative and on-going approach came to the forefront.

“Commitment to Action” is the Edmonton Police Service's plan to move forward. We are creating space for extensive engagement with communities - communities we haven’t always heard from or or truly listened to. At the same time we are creating space to listen, we also want to start working with the community to action and implement the necessary changes we hear are required. This is not simply just another consultation or listening campaign, we want to move into action and change immediately. That is our commitment.

Following the death of George Floyd, Edmonton City Council held public hearings to better understand how Edmontonians viewed police-community relationships. The response at the hearings highlighted the tenuous nature of police-community relationships in Edmonton, and that a segment of the Edmonton population has historically not felt seen, heard or protected by police. Overall the need for an equitable, restorative and on-going approach came to the forefront.

“Commitment to Action” is the Edmonton Police Service's plan to move forward. We are creating space for extensive engagement with communities - communities we haven’t always heard from or or truly listened to. At the same time we are creating space to listen, we also want to start working with the community to action and implement the necessary changes we hear are required. This is not simply just another consultation or listening campaign, we want to move into action and change immediately. That is our commitment.

Your stories matter please tell them here

Please think about the following when you tell your stories.

  • How has your community, family or life been affected by policing?
  • What has motivated you to share your experiences with us today?
  • What more than anything do you want us know about your life and that of your friends and family?

Thank you for sharing your story with us. EngagementHQ (external to EPS) moderators will review your story and post it soon. Please note, moderators are only looking for compliance with the Terms of Use (https://commitmenttoaction.ca/terms).

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Non Stop Nuisances and Disturbances of Telephone Calls

    by A Senior, 9 months ago

    Hello Sirs/Madams, Good Afternoon

    A tel no. 780-633-4022 has constantly calling my tel no. 4-5 times daily, 4 rings each time with no voice, no answer. I just checked this no. and found it has been doing similar calls to many users as below. Will be nice if Edmonton Police Services could kindly look into the daily nuisances created by this no with name and address as below which are affecting tons of seniors and retirees out there and/or do something about it to help not just myself but tons of users out there? Their nuisance calls sometimes start as... Continue reading

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    Thank you for contributing to my son's kidnapping

    by nunya, over 1 year ago
    My son's father didnt even show up in his life until he was 7 years old. 6 months later he kidnapped my boy and because i didnt have a parenting order, because i was the only parent, eps wouldnt even go check on him. he hasnt seen his mommy now in 2 years. i dont even know if hes alive. so big shout out to the officer who made that decision and to all the laws that supported the destruction of my family. one love edmonton. acab.
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    Discrimination against hearing impaired without TTY machines

    by CJ, over 1 year ago
    The T9-1-1. Cannot be accessed by all hearing impaired persons. I have hard time hearing when people are in a crowded places. Lots of back ground noise. I do have hearing AIDS and often use a persons lips and read them. 911 should be accessible to all hearing impaired regardless of TTY machine or not.

    so now I am stuck with possible no assistance if I loose my voice again due to COVID-19 and call 911 and cannot ask for an ambulance and not prepare them for the fact I am covid positive. This is discrimination.
    telus is the only... Continue reading

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    Falsely Arrested for Taking Public Photography

    by GoodCitizen, over 1 year ago
    I was arrested by 2 officers at the Commonwealth Community Rec Centre for taking public photography as is my Canadian Charter 2 (b) right. The CS Security barred the doors and wouldn't let me in because I had a camera. Then the called the police who arrested me within a few seconds, handcuffed me so tight it left cut marks on my wrists and threw me in the back of a dark police van with little to no air. They refused to let me call a lawyer or see a supervisor. They took my ID without a legal reason to... Continue reading
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    I appreciate the City Police that drive the pick up trucks

    by Ray, over 1 year ago
    I drive Terwilliger drive and Anthony Henday a lot. In the last few years I have noticed that people drive Anthony Henday significantly faster than ten kilometres per hour past the speed limit making it dangerous for those that keep the law. There have been days that a person speeds past me like I am standing still and scare me--moments later I see that speeder pulled over by the Edmonton Police in a pick up truck. I also drive Terwilliger drive during rush hour and I do not have hands free on my phone so I have to be ready... Continue reading
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    Mdowling1

    by micheled, over 1 year ago
    I have worked front line in the inner city for over 30 years. I have witnessed the evolution of the EPS and am so proud to be part of the process. We have been so fortunate to have compassionate and caring officers with boots on the ground. These individuals have shown an understanding of the struggles of the most vulnerable in our city. As with anything when humans are involved some are more able to be effective and some find it to be a challenge. The "beat cops" I have worked with are what I envisioned a police officer to... Continue reading
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    Hear Us

    by Marcy, over 1 year ago

    I have a disability and I also had some troubling situations with the police in the city. I have also witnessed a couple of situations that shocked me when dealing with people with disabilities and other marginal groups.


    That is why I wanted to join this group and share my story and hear other stories. Some people are too scared to speak.

    I have been to three meetings. I have to say in all honesty, I felt heard.

    When you see each of the members of this group willing to listen with an open heart it is refreshing.

    For... Continue reading

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    Mental Health- Let's Talk or Not

    by Fenderlace6, over 1 year ago
    I'm a retired professional woman in my late 50's. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder some 20 years ago and have been stable for many years, under the care of a psychiatrist and dutifully take my medications.

    Recent situations, the death of my sister, my autistic son and isolation from Covid have impacted on my stability and I have grown increasingly depressed. A few weeks ago, I had 5 or 6 glasses of wine, not usual for me as I realize alcohol is a depressant and does not mix well with my medications. My son was at his father's for... Continue reading

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    Good evening ☀️

    by Davit, over 1 year ago

    I need police advice I have complecated story please text me or even call 1(780)807-7879

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    Edmonton police spokesperson posts far-right conspiracy theories on own Facebook page

    by Deb H., over 1 year ago
    I am not a resident of Edmonton but I do care about our whole province and the direction we want to pursue. Today (Jan. 15, 2021) I read the above titled article in the Calgary Herald (Section A7) and it saddens me greatly that a person with such personal views would be considered appropriate for any role within the EPS let alone a supervisor in media relations (according to the article) responsible for sending news releases, taking requests from reporters for stories and interviews and relaying information to media about ongoing police incidents. This is an important article to read... Continue reading
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