Persons with Disabilities
The City of Calgary has its roots in diversity. Part of this is in the strong and vibrant disability community, and statistics show that the population of people with disabilities will continue to change over time. With this ever-changing population come different realities and changing needs. In fact, almost 20 per cent of Calgarians identify as having a physical, sensory, cognitive, communication access or other type of disability.
The Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board serves the disability community on a city-wide basis with membership drawn from various disability organizations to reflect both inclusiveness and credibility within the Calgary community. This board serves as voices on wider policing issues such as training, recruiting, professional standards and community mobilization.
The Calgary Police Service Persons with Disabilities Liaison Officer builds relationships between police, persons with disabilities, and organizations that provide service to persons with disabilities. The Persons with Disabilities Liaison Officer strives to create meaningful partnerships through trust, understanding, and shared knowledge to maintain safety and security in our communities. They also address any community questions or concerns, facilitate two-way communication and education between the police and the public, and attend various community events.
Community partners include, but are not limited to:
- Cerebral Palsy Alberta
- Deaf & Hear Alberta
- Calgary Alternative Support Services
- City of Calgary – Advisory Committee on Accessibility
- Society for the Treatment of Autism
- Government of Alberta – Community and Social Services
Email the Calgary Police Service liaison officer or contact by phone at 403-428-8161