Alberta Provincial Police
In 1917, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) left Alberta due to a lack of sufficient resources in light of its increased responsibilities for national security during World War I and possibly its reluctance to again enforce Prohibition law recently put into effect by the Alberta government after its experience doing so during Territorial times. It was replaced by the newly created APP, which existed until 1932, when it was eliminated as a cost-cutting measure during the Great Depression.
Known ranks on the force:
- Assistant Superintendent
- Alfred Cuddy 1920-1922 - former Chief of Calgary Police (1912–1919) and Assistant Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police
- Willoughby Charles Bryan (1866-1947) - previously with the North-West Mounted Police.
APP stations were known as barracks or detachments with about 100 when the force was created in 1917.
- Johnsrude, Larry (June 18, 2007). "Provincial police history saved". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- Foster, Franklin L. (1981). John E. Brownlee: A Biography. Lloydminster, Alberta: Foster Learning Inc. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-55220-004-9.