Child Protection Section

Edmonton Police Service

Provides investigative services for all occurrences of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse.

Service offers:

  • investigative services for all occurrences of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse


  • all complaints concerning sexual abuse of children under 14 years old
  • sexual assault complaints pertaining to youth 14 to 17 years old where the suspect is in a position of trust or authority over the youth (such as group homes, schools, and more)
  • all serious physical assaults and neglect issues pertaining to children under 14 years old
  • incidents of "stranger" abductions of children under 14 years old
  • incidents of parental abductions where the children are at imminent risk of harm, or are known to have been taken from the province of Alberta

Police work with a multi-disciplinary team in a child-focused, child-friendly environment to:

  • allow for a more efficient gathering of information
  • minimize additional trauma for the children by minimizing the number of interviews and repetitive questions posed by the various agencies involved
  • gather better information and greater potential for convicting suspects

Affiliation: Partnered with Zebra Child Protection Centre Society, Alberta Children's Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Alberta Justice, and Alberta Health Services.
Key Provider: police officer
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 0 to 17 years
Reporting and complaints may come from any concerned individual.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To report abuse or neglect of children:
  • call 24 Hour Children’s Services Crisis Unit
  • visit or call Edmonton Police Service (EPS) 24 hour non-emergency line
  • call 9-1-1 to report urgent matters (such as stranger abductions, aggravated assaults, forensic considerations in sexual abuse matters)

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
780-422-2001 (24 hour Children's Services Crisis Unit)
780-423-4567 (24 hour non-emergency line)
#377 (24 hour non-emergency line for mobile phones)
780-496-8535 (Northwest Campus Station)
780-425-1231 (24 hour)
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
Last Verified On
February 8, 2022
12540 132 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5L 3P9
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Hours of Operation

No front counter reporting. Children’s Services Crisis Unit available 24 hours, 7 days a week.