Dale McFee

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Dale McFee
Chief of the Edmonton Police Service
Assumed office
February 1, 2019
Preceded byRod Knecht
Personal details
Born1965 (age 58–59)
Grosse Isle, Manitoba, Canada
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
OccupationPolice officer

Dale McFee OOM is a politician and police officer serving as Chief of the Edmonton Police Service. He is the former president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the former deputy minister of Corrections and Policing in Saskatchewan. McFee is the first Métis police chief in Alberta.

Early Life and Education

McFee grew up in Grosse Isle, Manitoba, moving to St. Albert, Alberta at the age of 13[1].

Hockey Career

McFee was recruited to join the Prince Albert Raiders at the age of 16, playing from 1982 to 1986[1]. He was assistant coach from 1990 to 1992, and served as president from 2007 to 2016[1]. His sports career includes playing in provincial championship teams in hockey, baseball, and football.

Policing Career

McFee has served as a police officer since 1993[2]. From 2011 to 2014 McFee was president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police[3].

Prince Albert Police Service

McFee began his policing career at the Prince Albert Police Service[2]. During his time as chief of police, McFee increased Indigenous officer representation by 38 percent[4].

Edmonton Police Service

McFee was hired as a reformer with a mandate to increase diversity within the Edmonton Police Service[2][4]. In 2022, McFee faced criticism when it was revealed through a freedom of information request that he was the second-highest paid chief of police in Canada, at $340,000 a year[5][6].


McFee is co-author on journal articles and chapters covering policing, mental health, and reconciliation[7][8][9].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dale McFee - Athlete/Builder". Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Johnston, Janice (7 November 2018). "'Diversity is a strength': Dale McFee is Edmonton's new top cop". Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  3. "Chief Dale McFee". www.edmontonpolice.ca. Edmonton Police Service. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Huncar, Andrea (8 November 2018). "New Metis police chief offers hope to Edmonton's diverse communities". CBC News. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  5. Kinney, Duncan (10 June 2022). "Here's what it took to learn that EPS Chief Dale McFee is one of the most well-paid police chiefs in the country". The Progress Report. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  6. Chew, Sarah (12 June 2022). "'Ridiculous amount of money': Edmontonians react to police chief's $340k salary". edmonton.citynews.ca. CityNews. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  7. Kamkar, Katy; Edwards, Grant; Hesketh, Ian; McFee, Dale; Papazoglou, Konstantinos; Pedersen, Paul; Sanders, Katrina; Stamatakis, Tom; Thompson, Jeff (23 April 2020). "Dialogue Highlights from the LEPH2019 Panel on Police Mental Health and Well-Being : [LEPH2019]". Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being. 5 (1): 2–7. doi:10.35502/jcswb.123.
  8. Taylor, Norm; Corley, Cal; McFee, Dale; Torigian, Matthew (2022). "Improving Community Outcomes and Social Equity Through Leveraged Police Leadership". Law Enforcement and Public Health: 85–109. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-83913-0_7.
  9. Doyle, Sarah; McFee, Dale (17 March 2017). "Building the case for a National Outcomes Fund". Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being. 2 (1): 22. doi:10.35502/jcswb.35.

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