What is the Calgary Police Service?

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) is a civil service agency that works separately from the Canadian government and military. Its goal is to preserve the quality of life that Calgarians enjoy by making Calgary a safe place to live, work, and visit. If you have been the victim of a crime, or see a crime in progress, you are encouraged to immediately call the Calgary Police at 9-1-1. Non-emergency calls can be directed to 403-266-1234.

The Basics

The Calgary Police Service is made up of men and women from all different cultures and backgrounds, and they are world leaders in creating awareness about cultural diversity in policing and the community. Their staff includes individuals from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, and many departments are trained to help new immigrants stay safe and protect themselves. The job of the Calgary Police is to monitor city bylaws like transit, driving, and theft-related incidents, but they also investigate bigger cases like family violence, crime prevention, hate crimes, assault, and violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

If you have a specific issue that you want some help with (gang violence, stolen vehicles, traffic tickets, or even lost bicycles) you can contact one of 40 Calgary Police Service departments, each with a special focus. You can see the full directory by clicking here. While it is easy to call, it is also very important to know what district you live in, as many police cases require your in-person signature or statement.

Know Your District

Calgary has 8 district offices and 6 community stations across the city. These include:

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  • Ramsay
    • 1010, 26 Ave. S.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6100
      District 1 boundary map
  • Rosscarrock
    • 4506, 17 Ave S.W. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6200
      District 2 boundary map
  • North Haven
    • 4303, 14 St N.W. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6300
      District 3 boundary map
  • Franklin
    • 3207, 12 Ave N.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6400
      District 4 boundary map

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  • Saddle Ridge
    • 800, Saddletowne Circle N.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6500
      District 5 boundary map
  • Fairview
    • 8325, Bonaventure Drive S.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6600
      District 6 boundary map
  • Country Hills
    • 11955, Country Village Link N.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6700
      District 7 boundary map
  • Midnapore
    • 450, Midpark Way S.E. – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-6800
      District 8 boundary map

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The other easy-to-access community stations are located at:

  • Chinook Centre Mall
    • 6455 Macleod Tr. South – view on map
      Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
      Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Sunday closed
      Phone: 403-428-5810
  • Market Mall
    • 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W. – view on map
      Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Sunday closed
      Phone: 403-974-0511
  • Victoria Park Station
    • 334 – 11 Ave. S.E. (Downtown) – view on map
      Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      Closed statutory holidays
      Phone: 403-428-5500

For more information on the districts, click here: http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Calgary-Police-Service-district-offices.aspx

Emergency Calls

As with all emergency services in Calgary, when you call you will be asked a few questions. Stay calm and try to speak clearly and loudly:

  • What city you are calling from.
  • What location you are calling from (be as detailed as possible).
  • Your name and phone number (in case the call is disconnected).
  • A description of what happened / is happening.

 

 

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