Policing in Edmonton
Deciding to move to a new city can be a complicated, exciting and uncertain process. How do you know what a city is really like, and if you will be happy there? We appreciate the seriousness of such a decision, so we’ve put together www.edmontonstories.ca. Here, potential newcomers can find out more from people who already live in Edmonton.
We don’t like to brag, but Edmontonians have a lot to be proud of. We can’t wait to introduce you to our beautiful city with its majestic river, exciting festivals, and welcoming people.
To hear an interview with Edmonton Constable Geoff Hood on PRI's The World, click here.
Stories by Edmonton Police and Law Enforcement Personnel
From Seaweed to Stubble - Clif Chapman
I worked the streets of Edmonton for 25 of my 29 year police career and was given the opportunity to try many areas of the Service.
I Love Edmonton's North Central Communities - Chris Hayduk
There aren't many places where you can get some of the best Ethiopian cuisine, excellent Thai food, then some of the best Mexican/Salvadorean fare and everything else you might want, all within a few blocks.
Last Wave to a Princess - Clif Chapman
Precision! Precision was a norm when planning for a royal escort. It was 1967, the early days of my tour in the Traffic Division of the Edmonton Police Service. I was enjoying myself astride a big honking Harley.
Spring Tryouts - Guillaume Petit
Imagine 4 football players in a car driving 48 hours nonstop to get here for spring camp. It was a cheap way to go, only about $700 for the car, gas and everything between Quebec City and Edmonton.
Policing Stories by Edmontonians
Just Ordinary Citizens - Wayne Simmons
I ran to the car, and began a struggle with the man, thinking my daughter was still inside. He engaged the car and accelerated forward with me hanging on only to smash into another vehicle that had stopped to help.
Peaceful City of Nations - Bob Coe
Edmonton’s Heritage Festival is a long midsummer weekend of cascading sounds, smells and colourful sights as nationalities from around the world display their foods, dances, traditions and histories.
Stories for Spouses and Children
All the Small Things - Liane Little
It's all of the small things, the good people, that make Edmonton what it is.
Edmonton: An Awesome Place for Kids - David & Katie Carlson
Katie thinks Edmonton is the greatest city. From the Valley Zoo to the WEM waterpark, Edmonton has tons of things for kids. In the attached video Katie shares some of her favourites!
Gauging Edmonton: A Mayor's Take - Stephen Mandel
We’re elated that people have chosen this city, and we have to make sure they have good opportunity here. It’s hard to believe when you think about what someone has to sacrifice to move to a new country.
Things I Must Do - Sandy Mowat
Sandy moved to Edmonton with her husband. She is getting to know Edmonton with new friends and getting involved in the community by volunteering.
This Is My City - Colin Nekolaichuk
Edmonton is the perfect place to grow up. Quiet neighbourhoods, an abundance of parks, culture and festivals, and the amenities of a big city combine for year-round kid-friendly fun.