Alberta Provincial Police

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Alberta Provincial Police (APP) was a police force active in Alberta, Canada, between 1917 and 1932. In 1917, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) left Alberta due to a lack of sufficient resources in light of its increased responsibilities for national security during World War I.[1] It was replaced by the newly created APP, which existed until 1932, when it was eliminated as a cost-cutting measure during the Great Depression.[2]


  1. ^ Johnsrude, Larry (June 18, 2007). "Provincial police history saved". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. ^ Foster, Franklin L. (1981). John E. Brownlee: A Biography. Lloydminster, Alberta: Foster Learning Inc. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-55220-004-9.