Grande Prairie City Council has advanced discussions on moving towards establishing a municipal police service to the March 6 City Council Meeting.

The decision to proceed to the next step in the process was made during a Council Committee of the Whole meeting on February 21.

The discussion on February 21 follows an intensive public consultation process, the completion of the Police Services Model Review (PSMR) and the creation of a detailed Policing Transition Report (PTR), led by the consultant MNP.

In early 2022, the City began exploring a municipal police service to review options for policing in Grande Prairie that create a police service that is locally responsive, cost-effective, and meets the local community’s public safety needs.

For more information on the Municipal Police Service Review, visit

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie