|Calgary Police Service|
|Motto||Vigilance, courage, pride|
|Legal jurisdiction||Municipal area of Calgary, Alberta|
|Headquarters||5111 47th Street NE |
|Elected officer responsible|
|Stations||8 (excluding headquarters)|
Calgary Police Service (CPS) is the municipal police service of the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is the largest municipal police service in Alberta and third largest municipal force in Canada behind Toronto Police Service and Montreal Police Service.
The CPS was founded on February 7, 1885. The first chief was Jack Ingram, who supervised two constables. Past chiefs include Christine Silverberg, the first female police chief in Canada.
CPS is divided into the following sections:
|Rank||Chief||Deputy chief||Superintendent||Inspector||Regimental sergeant major||Staff sergeant||Sergeant||Senior constable level 2||Senior constable level 1||Constable (classes 1 to 5)||Auxiliary (non-sworn)|
|Insignia||No insignia||No insignia|
|Slip-on||Slip-on||Slip-on||Slip-on||Arm patch||Arm patch||Arm patch||Arm patch||Arm patch|
Most vehicles used by Calgary Police Service are imported from the United States and use the black and white colour scheme common of police vehicles in the United States, due to the increased recognition of this colour scheme as used by police.
Vehicles currently in use include:
In 1993, as a direct result of the hit and run death of Constable Rick Sonnenberg, the Helicopter Air Watch for Community Safety (HAWCS unit) was created, and the Calgary Police Service became the first law enforcement agency in Canada to incorporate the use of air support into its routine operations. In 2006, the unit was expanded when a second helicopter was purchased.
Since its creation the CPS has lost twelve officers in the line of duty.
The Calgary census metropolitan area (CMA) had a crime severity index of 60.4 in 2013, which is lower than the national average of 68.7. A slight majority of the other CMAs in Canada had crime severity indexes greater than Calgary's 60.4. Calgary had the sixth-highest number of homicides in 2013, with 24 homicides recorded.
A regional shortage of police recruits had previously led the Calgary Police Service to recruit officers from other international forces, especially the UK. To facilitate this, Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status was temporarily removed as a requirement to apply, though a successful application from foreigners was dependent on previous police experience.
As of 2017, Calgary Police Service has reinstated the requirement to have Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status or permanent resident status.