The Calgary Police Association is a professional police labour relations organization dedicated to providing quality support service for its Members. The CPA actively pursues positive change for the employment and professional interests of its members, and defends those same interests. It sets clear objectives based on our role as a labor union and is creative and innovative in making and carrying out initiatives to achieve these goals.


Through appropriate business processes and methods, the CPA seeks to operate effectively, efficiently and with impact. We at the CPA strive to conduct our objectives with prudent financial accounting.


The Calgary Police Association has outlined some objectives to best serve its Members and the Citizens of Calgary. These objectives include the following:


  • Act as the primary collective bargaining unit under the Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act, to negotiate and administer collective agreements over wages and working conditions and to comply with the Act in terms of member representation that is not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.

  • To enhance the status of its members by bargaining for improved wages, working conditions and benefits;

  • To provide assistance to members investigated and/or charged in relation to disciplinary offences while engaged in their lawful duties as police officers;

  • To provide the membership with the highest quality of police association management and to build upon this objective through open communication, receptiveness and new ideas;

  • To work towards establishing a closer bond and encourage maximum cooperation in all matters of mutual interest between members of the Association;

  • To influence the criminal justice system by representing the interests of Association members and the citizens of Calgary through lobbying efforts at the municipal, provincial and federal levels;

  • To foster an environment of integrity, trust and mutual respect between its members and the citizens of Calgary.