Edson is served by a local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).


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Help the Edson RCMP resolve crime within the community. The Edson Detachment is now a part of the CAPTURE Program. The program is being rolled out throughout rural Alberta starting with communities impacted by wildfire.
CAPTURE is Community Assisted Policing Through Use of Recorded Evidence.
What is CAPTURE?
CAPTURE allows members of the public to register their home or business security cameras with the RCMP with the goal of reducing the amount of time it would take an investigator to locate potential video evidence. Investigators will be able to view a map of registered security cameras in order to determine whether any are in the vicinity of a crime scene.
Investigators can then contact the registered owner of the camera and arrange with them to obtain a copy of the video. Investigators may also request the registrant upload a portion of their video to the CAPTURE website so they can view and assess it for evidentiary value before making arrangements to collect it in-person.
CAPTURE has already been in place for several years in a number of communities, including Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, and Chestermere.
Some Edson RCMP members already have access to the registry and are ready to use it as required. We just need members of the public and local businesses to register. Knowing where cameras are in the community will save investigators time should a crime take place in a neighbourhood.

Online Crime Reporting

Did you know you can submit certain crime reports online? The online crime reporting tool allows Albertans to report select property crimes electronically.

You can use Online Crime Reporting if:
  • You have lost something that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
  • The crime happened within the jurisdiction of the Alberta RCMP
You cannot use Online Crime Reporting if:
  • There is a witness or suspect
  • There are lost or stolen items involving personal identity, firearms, license plates or decals

Online Crime Reporting

Edson Crime Map

The new online crime map enables the RCMP to share current criminal incidents with members of the community.

Icons are layered on a map of Edson to show where crimes have taken place, although due to privacy reasons the exact location of the crime cannot be pinpointed.

The RCMP hopes that the map will help encourage citizens to report suspicious activity, strengthening thier intelligence gathering capability, and helping to make arrests.

To view the map please follow the link below



Visit the RCMP Website



115 55th St.
Edson, AB
T7E 1S9

Complaints Ph: (780) 723-8800

Admin Ph: (780) 723-8822