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Agent Status Program

Agent Status Program

Calgary Police Service – Trespassing & the Agent Status Program

Trespassing

Trespassing is an offence under the Alberta Trespass to Premises Act and occurs when someone, who has been given notice not to trespass on a premises, remains on or returns to the premises in question. A person charged with this offence may face a fine of up to $10,000 for the first offence, and $25,000 for subsequent offences, as well as possible prison time of up to six months.

To report someone trespassing on your property, call 911 for an emergency situation, or 403-266-1234 for the non-emergency line.

Agent Status Program

The Agent Status Program gives CPS the authority from you – the property owner – to prohibit entry to your premises or property and, when necessary, remove someone from your property under the Alberta Trespass to Premises Act.

Having agent status allows officers to remove unwanted persons. It also gives them the authority to conduct proactive patrols when time and resources allow.  

The program is free to join for commercial businesses and residential property owners, however, as of 2023 it is only available to downtown businesses at this time. To apply, download the authorization form below and submit it to the District 1 front counter, or submit by email to agentstatus@calgarypolice.ca. Business owners will then be given a sticker to display in their window, designating them as a participant in the program. For owners that have applied through email, an officer will contact them to arrange pickup or delivery of their sticker.

Decal for in a window that reads: This premises has designated the Calgary Police Service (CPS) as authorized representatives (agents) of the owner pursuant to the Trespass to Premises Act. Any persons deemed not to be lawful users, or whose conduct is detrimental to the safe and orderly operation of the premises, may be denied entry or  removed from the premises by the CPS. AGENT.

CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE

In an emergency always call 911

Non-emergency 403-266-1234