Municipal Police Service Agreement

The Municipal Police Service Agreement (MPSA) is derived from a standard form agreement between the Federal Government and a municipality that is used throughout Canada where the RCMP provides local policing in a municipality. The Agreement establishes:

  • the services the RCMP will provide in St. Albert;
  • the autonomy of the RCMP over its internal affairs;
  • a mechanism for establishing the number of RCMP officers deployed in St. Albert and recommending to Council the annual municipal budgets for RCMP policing services;
  • a method for setting policing priorities for the community, and
  • the nature of the reporting relationships between key stakeholders such as the Mayor and Council, the Officer in Charge of the St. Albert RCMP detachment, K Division and the federal RCMP Commissioner.

The Agreement was signed in April 2012 and remains in effect until March 31, 2032, unless terminated by either party on 24 months' notice.

View the MPSA

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Last edited: September 1, 2020