A former city police officer, and current chief of Calgary police, has taken over the mantle of Alberta’s top cop.
During a virtual meeting of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) on May 13, Mark Neufeld was named the new president and officially began his term the same day, taking over the role from Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee. Neufeld will remain in the role for two years.
As the new president, Neufeld said he will continue to focus on collaboration between law enforcement agencies, community partners and Albertans.
“I am honoured to accept the role as president of the AACP. I am thankful to Chief McFee for his leadership and resilience during his role as president,” Neufeld said in a Tuesday news release. “I am looking forward to working with the great police leaders in our province and coming together to advocate for initiatives that will help us improve the services we provide the community.”
McFee added it was an honour to serve as president for the past two years.
“After completing my term, I will move into the function of past president within the AACP and continue to support the new
Executive Officers as we continue to progress policing excellence in Alberta,” McFee said.
While McFee was president, the AACP implemented a number of projects including advocating for amendments to the Police Act, creating an advisory committee within the association for equity, diversity and inclusion, introducing Clare’s Law province-wide and supporting frontline officers with enforcing the Public Health Act Framework.
Neufeld held various roles with the Edmonton Police Service between 1993 and 2016. He then served as the chief of the Camrose Police Service for two years before joining the Calgary Police Service as its chief in 2019.