Alberta RCMP moving towards a pre-charge approval model

January 10, 2024
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

Alberta RCMP wish to advise the media that many of its detachments have moved to a new pre-charge approval process with Alberta Crown Prosecution Services, in order to help reduce delays in bringing individuals to trial. Currently, more than 50 per cent of detachments have been phased into this new process, with the hopes of 100 per cent compliance by the end of Spring 2024.

News releases issued by the Alberta RCMP may not immediately name the individual(s) arrested or their criminal charges – this information may only be provided in subsequent news release updates if criminal charges are ultimately laid.

Alberta RCMP will try and make this clear by using language similar to: "A suspect has been arrested in relation to this incident and charges are pending Crown approval. An update is anticipated once charges are laid."

We understand how this new process may cause frustration in trying to provide a fulsome news story in a timely manner and we will do our best to be as detailed as possible with regards to the information that is available for us to share.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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