The city’s new top cop has progressive vision for policing
Edmonton’s newest police chief is bringing nearly three decades of policing expertise, a progressive vision and an old nickname, “Mucker,” to the job when he begins work in advancing the city’s community policing goals in 2019.
“I’m not afraid to go in the corners,” said Dale McFee, speaking with media at police headquarters shortly after his appointment as the 23rd police chief of Edmonton was announced Wednesday.
“At the end of the day, that’s what it’s going to take.”
McFee will take over as the city’s top cop in February.
Edmonton Police Commission chair Tim O’Brien said McFee came forward as the “most qualified candidate” following five months of nationwide recruiting.
O’Brien said in McFee’s prior work — serving as the police chief in Prince Albert, Sask., between 2003 and 2012 before taking on a new role as deputy minister of justice in corrections and policing for the government of Saskatchewan — he is “closely identified with some of the most progressive changes in policy and practice in this field.” McFee is credited with providing the vision for the “hub” model of policing, where police worked with social services. More at thestar.com/edmonton
Dale McFee, who will become Edmonton’s 23rd police chief, addresses media at police headquarters on Wednesday.