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Operating Budget > Expenses Police Services

The EPS delivers policing services through education, prevention, investigation and enforcement. As a citizen-centred service, the EPS is committed to the safety and security of all those who live in and visit the City of Edmonton.

The average Edmonton household contributes $29.07 per month to EPS operations through property taxes.

Fact: In 2015, police responded to 387,655 emergency calls (911) and 524,369 non-emergency calls (complaint line). Last year, 164,880 of the calls to the complaint line required a car or officer to investigate – an 8.5 per cent increase from the previous year.

FACT: Despite only having 70% of the population within the Capital Region, Edmonton is responsible for 90% of the region’s policing costs.

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