The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) was established by the Alberta Government in 2006 to combat organized and serious crime. Over 300 municipal police and RCMP work together in teams to investigate everything from drug trafficking to child exploitation to gang violence.
Funding for ALERT, including the cost of policing resources, is provided primarily by the Government of Alberta, with a significant contribution from the Government of Canada. Partner police agencies contribute a number of positions to ALERT through seconded resources. The Alberta Government pays these police services for their seconded resources to enable them to backfill their police positions.