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Business plans and budgets 2012-2014: Calgary Police Service

On Nov. 29, Council approved the 2012-2014 business plans and budgets. Below is a summary of the department’s approved business plan and budget. For more details view Calgary Police Service Business Plan and Budget.

What we do

The CPS is committed to working with the community to maintain this city as a safe place to live, work and visit. This is achieved through frontline policing and specialized investigations, along with the necessary organizational support. We use comprehensive community policing strategies focused on education, prevention, intervention and enforcement.

Mission: To maximize public safety in Calgary.

Vision: Working together for a safe community.

Achieving Council's priority areas

The CPS 2012-2014 Business Plan has been developed in line with Council’s Fiscal Plan (CFP), particularly the following:

  • Ensuring every Calgarian lives in a safe community and has the opportunity to succeed.
  • Becoming a more effective and disciplined organization.

Highlights of Council’s approval (Nov. 29, 2011)

Based on recommendations from the Calgary Police Commission:

  • $10 million added to the 2012 base budget, including $5.1 million reinstated from base budget reduction.
  • An additional $6.0 million in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2014 added to the base budget to maintain the current level of service with an additional 122 positions over three years.

Key trends and issues

Crime can only be reduced by working with community partners to develop comprehensive strategies including education, early intervention, treatment and enforcement.

  • As the population grows, there will be increased calls for service.
  • Investigative units do not have sufficient capacity to address increasing case complexity, workload and disclosure demands.
  • The use of technology to commit crime has increased the complexity of investigations.

Approved business plan and budget

For more details view Calgary Police Service Business Plan and Budget.

Operating budget allocations ($millions)

  2012 2013 2014
Calgary Police Service $300 $309 $319

Engagement input

From February to May 2011, more than 23,000 participants provided their input on City services, values, priorities and trade-offs through the Our City. Our Budget. Our Future. engagement process.

Examples of what was heard

  • Enhance relationships with other partners.
  • Increase presence in the community.
  • Improve tolerance and cultural awareness of officers.
  • Improve accountability and document performance.

Examples of how input was used

CPS will:
  • Develop strategies with partners around education, early intervention, treatment and enforcement.
  • Continue to spear-head community-based initiatives to address issues such as elder abuse, at-risk children and youth, elder abuse, gang violence, child abuse, homelessness, addictions and domestic violence.
  • Involve community partners in ongoing Service and district-level crime management strategies. 
  • Continue recruiting initiatives to attract members of all Calgary’s diverse communities.
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