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No.: GR0023.023SF.0005
TITLE: Headquarters files
DATE RANGE: 1917-1932
EXTENT: 0.76 m of textual records
SCOPE AND CONTENT: 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, paylists and pensions;
  • newspaper clippings;
  • strikes, strike reports, 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 Athabasca; 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.

RELATED SOUS-FONDS: GR0023.023SF (Alberta Provincial Police sous-fonds)
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