Series - Provincial Police headquarters records

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Provincial Police headquarters records

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    • 1917-1932 (Creation)

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    0.76 m of textual records

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    The series consists of files maintained by the Headquarters of the Alberta Provincial Police. The files pertain to:

    • the organization and structure of the police force;

    • correspondence with government departments, including the Attorney General and the Provincial Auditor;

    • correspondence with other police forces, including those in Edmonton and Calgary as well as provincial police forces in British Columbia and Saskatchewan and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;

    • equipment including automobiles, saddles, telephones and typewriters;

    • transportation, including insurance, fleet vehicles, and vehicle registration;

    • acts enforced by the Police, including the Vehicle and Highway Traffic Act and the Liquor Control Act;

    • questions in the Legislative Assembly;

    • staffing matters including applications and appointments, game guardians, special duties, stock detectives, monthly reports and diaries of detachments, transfers, investigations into members of the force, pay lists and pensions;

    • newspaper clippings;

    • strikes, strike reports, labour unrest, and surveillance of subversives and revolutionaries, unions and labour organizations, political parties, and the unemployed;

    • murder investigation files; and

    specific complaints, including dangerous explosions in Edmonton; conditions in Drumheller, the 1925 election in Ath abasca; MLA J.C. Buckley; the theft of funds from the Fertile Valley Municipal District; the extradition of Alfred Violette; and the Union Bank robbery in Foremost.

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    The records were acquired through Records Schedules 1966/005 and 1975/011.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        File lists are available.

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        Includes parts of accessions GR1966.0166, GR1975.0126, and GR1989.0242.

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