7 June 2018

Commissionaire Jim Dickson's quick actions saves a life

While on duty, at the Kahanoff Centre Commissionaire Jim Dickson was advised by a passer by that there was an unconscious man lying on the sidewalk outside, and people were just walking by ignoring him.  Cmre Dickson ran outside and located the man.  He then removed the man's toque to see if there were any apparent head injuries from a fall.  Cmre Dickson tried to arouse the man, however, when there was no response, Cmre Dickson then called 911.  While an ambulance was en-route, Cmre Dickson calmly followed 911’s instructions and administered first aid, including ensuring that the victim's airways were open and administering chest compressions.  After three or four chest compressions, the man began to move.  Just then, EMS arrived and took over for Cmre Dickson.  After EMS worked on the man for some time, he was conscious enough to sit up, and was then transported  away in the ambulance.  Thank you, Cmre Dickson, for getting involved and for responding to this medical emergency so promptly and efficiently.  The first aid you administered to this young man may well have saved his life. Well Done Jim! 


22 May 2018

Commissionaire Dudas saves a person from overdosing.

During the closing of the Public Library, Cmre Dudas found a woman hunched over in a chair.  On noting she did not display any obvious signs of life, he had a colleague call 911.  Following the directions of the attending EMS he performed mouth to mouth resuscitation and chest compressions for 15 minutes until they were ready to take over.  EMS then administered Narcan and after a few minutes the woman started to come around.  She was then taken by ambulance for further medical care.   Well done Cmre Dudas!


22 May 2018

Commendation for Commissionaire Larry Carr

Mr Cory Stier, Deputy CEO, Red Deer Public Library, wrote the following commendation:

I just wanted to let you know of an incident that happened outside the library on Saturday, that involved Larry Carr, who I would like to commend for a job well done. A customer came into the library to tell Larry about an individual in the park who he had observed was in distress. Larry went out to the park to find a male who had overdosed and a female who was trying to administer Narcan. Larry took control of the situation and performed CPR on the male and calmed the female down enough so that she could inject the Narcan. Eventually the male came around and Larry turned the scene over to the paramedics and RCMP at that point.


Due to Larry's swift but calm actions, I believe that he prevented a potential tragedy from occurring on that day. He went above and beyond the call of duty in this situation. I would like to strongly commend him for his actions. We are indeed fortunate to have Larry working with the Commissionaires here at the library. Thank you.  Well done, Larry!


22 May 2018

Appointment of Mr Charles Caldwell - Chief Operations Officer

The Corps of Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is proud and excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Caldwell as the new Chief Operating Officer for Commissionaires Southern Alberta effective 22 May 2018.

Charles began his career as an Army Communications Officer in the Canadian Forces. During this time, Charles was assigned to a number of operational units in Western Canada providing field communications support. His success developing complex communication networks during peacekeeping operations in Croatia led to his secondment to the United Nations Headquarters as a Communications Planning Officer. In this role, he was responsible for planning communications networks for a number of peacekeeping missions as well as establishing a commercial radio station in Angola.  In his early career, Charles was able to hone his skills in Program Management and Operational Planning – abilities he would continue to develop throughout his career.


Outside of the military, Charles has held a number of project and program management roles within the technology sector for companies such as Nortel Networks, Applied Training Solutions and ACT Global Consulting. His outstanding record of meeting and surpassing customer expectations in challenging environments is one of the many reasons Charles was qualified to be the Chief Operating Officer for Commissionaires Southern Alberta.


By leveraging his extensive experience in program management, agile methodologies, business strategy and operational excellence, Charles was able to become the Vice President of Operations then the Chief Operating Officer for C4i Training & Technology Inc. With the assistance of Charles’ leadership, C4i developed a reputation for providing innovative and customer-focused training solutions to military and government agencies globally and was recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 defence companies by the Canadian Defence Review.


We are fortunate to have Charles and his impressive skillsets in program management, team leadership and business strategy on the Commissionaires executive team.

Wecome Aboard Charles


15 May 2018

High Praise Indeed

The Commissionaires team at ENMAX received some high praise from the client after assisting in the location and arrest of a thief.  Colin Saunders, (ENMAX’s Manager of Security Services and Emergency Response) describes the incident as “…another great security success”.  He adds: “The calm, coordinated and professional response of Ted Betts, Dewinder Singh and Victor Fadimu led directly to the arrest of the suspect.  This episode is further proof that the hard work that’s been put into creating what I’d argue is the best security team in town has been worth it.  Ted’s efforts are especially praiseworthy, noted and very much appreciated”.


Congratulations to Ted Betts and his team!  Your dedication and hard work is clearly making an impression on the client and is contributing to the professional reputation of the Commissionaires. Well done! 


2 Mar 2018

Note of Appreciation - Cmre Pat Wilkes

Commissionaire Pat Wilkes is making a difference in peoples’ day with his positive attitude and professional service.  He works at the Provincial Court Building, together with the Sheriffs at the access control point.  A woman recently approached the Sheriff with a thank you card to give to Pat.  It said: “Thank you for putting a smile my face every time that I had to enter the building over the past little while. Thank you for making the days a little brighter for me”.    The Sheriff added that he personally “has the pleasure of working with Pat, and always find him to be an upbeat and happy Gentleman.”  Great work Pat, your personal contribution towards the Corps’ professional image is commendable!


16 Feb 2018

Quality of Servive Compliment from the Town of High River

 I want to pass on that I have been very happy with the service Commissionaire Dean Bearisto has been providing.


One particular incident speaks well to his character and commitment to provide great service. Recently, he was following up with a resident regarding snow removal on the side walk in which he had previously placed a notice at the residence. In speaking with the resident, he discovered that they had a leg cast due to injury and the resident has had no luck finding family or friend to clean the sidewalk. Rather than issuing a ticket, Dean took it upon himself to clean the sidewalk for the resident. He told me the story and even apologized if he over stepped his bounds.


The role of a bylaw officer can be a thankless job but it is these small gestures that reflect the community spirit. Very noble action!

Well done Dean!


2 Feb 2018

Letter From the CEO to the Alberta Minister of Finance

 Re: 2018 Provincial Budget Consultations 

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the Alberta Government’s 2018 budget.

While the economy appears to be emerging from the economic downturn, many Albertans have not yet felt the benefits of recovery. For this reason, it’s important that Budget 2018 continues to support the business community’s on-going efforts to grow and create jobs. The Alberta Government can do this by addressing current fiscal challenges, and making competitiveness a key element of the budget. 


The last few years have been difficult for many businesses in Alberta. Although external economic forces certainly played a role, additional government policies have become a large reason why many businesses are having a more difficult time succeeding. While it’s not just the Alberta Government that has increased business costs, provincial policies such as minimum wage, the carbon levy, corporate income tax increases, and labour legislation reforms are reducing Alberta’s competitiveness. 


Each policy may have merit, but layered on together, they are resulting in thousands of dollars in additional costs for businesses. These costs have increased during an economic downturn where some customers cannot afford, or are unwilling to pay higher prices.


Furthermore, these policies have been put in place in a relatively short time frame. The minimum wage, for example, when fully implemented, will have gone up 47% in just three years. Many businesses have not had the time, or the ability, to adjust business operations to accommodate, or fully pass on greater costs.


These policies not only impact business, they are having unintended consequences for all of society – because when businesses see an increase in costs, it can mean less job opportunities for workers, fewer funds for businesses to reinvest, and higher prices for households as some business try to mitigate cost.


The business community understands the need to work together to solve difficult issues such as preserving our environment and natural resources, and ensuring Albertan’s are paid a fair wage for a day’s work. However, there needs to be greater collaboration with the business community to achieve these objectives, and limit unintended consequences. For example, the costs from the carbon levy can be mitigated by reducing other taxes. Instead of rapidly increasing the minimum wage, low-income Albertans could receive greater take home pay without reductions in job opportunities by broadening or increasing tax credits. 


Working with business to achieve social objectives, while mitigating the layering of costs will go a long way towards improving Alberta’s competitiveness. This is especially important as other competing jurisdictions, including the United States, reduce business tax and regulations. 


Through Budget 2018, the Alberta Government can further support business and our economic recovery by: 


- Maintaining programs that help entrepreneurs attract capital

- Making it easier for businesses to train and acquire talent

- Working with other governments to expand market access

- Keeping regulatory burdens consistent and to a minimum

- Looking for new ways to simplify and harmonize Canada’s tax laws

- Adopting a more business-friendly perspective, which includes greater consultations and looking for innovative ways to partner with the business community.


Along with supporting Alberta’s competitiveness through the measures outlined above, the Alberta Government can create a more business, and investor-friendly environment by addressing our current fiscal challenges. 


Over the last decade, greater spending and a fall in non-renewable resource revenue have led to growing annual deficits and long-term debt. If we want Alberta to remain a great place to live, work, and raise a family, this needs to be addressed. 


As the Minister of Finance has acknowledged, the Alberta Government can no longer rely on non-renewable resource revenue to make up the budget shortfall. Alberta’s fiscal challenges should be addressed by examining spending and finding cost-savings in program delivery.


The Alberta Government can benchmark service delivery costs against other leading provinces to get a better understanding of where efficiencies and savings should be made. Given the large expenditures in health and education, it seems reasonable that the Alberta Government begin benchmarking service delivery in these two areas. 


The Alberta Government should look to partner with businesses to provide necessary public services at a low cost to taxpayers. In certain circumstances, letting business carry the risk of building and maintaining capital projects could help reduce long-term costs of schools, hospitals, and roads.


Thank you for the opportunity to address some of my business concerns regarding the 2018 provincial budget. I encourage the Alberta Government to implement the measures outlined above to improve Alberta’s competitiveness, and address the current fiscal challenges.

Steve Gagnon


2 Feb 2018

Going above and beyond!

People often turn a blind eye to things going on around them because they “don’t want to get involved”.   Not Commissionaire Rose Tanchyk.  She recently did something very kind and selfless for a stranger.  While driving home from Cadets, she saw an elderly man laying in a snowbank beside a busy road. Rose helped him up and suggested calling an ambulance, but he just wanted to go home.  Rose went far out of her way to drive him home.  When they got there, the gentleman decided that he did need an ambulance, and Rose waited with him until Paramedics arrived.   During this time she kept him warm, chatted with him and reassured him that everything would be ok.  Rose even drove back to the Seniors’ home the next day to return a hat that he lost in the commotion of the night before.  Rose’s actions that night are commendable, and may have saved a man’s life.  Thank you for getting involved Rose!


12 Dec 2017

Client Appreciation - Cmre Fred Schulmeister and teammates

CFB Suffield forwarded a note of appreciation highlighting the excellent support provided by Commissionaire Fred Schulmeister and  his security team for their efforts in securing a high level meeting.  "Fred and his team were instrumental in ensuring only authorized persons were admitted to the meeting and maintained a close eye on the security of the site."  Well done to Fred and the security team! 


11 Dec 2017

Client Appreciation - Cmre Dewinder Singh and teammates

In a Letter of Appreciation received from Enmax Security, Commissionaires Dewinder Singh, Robin Ho and Len Murphy were congratulated for their actions that led to the arrest of an individual who had previously broken into a vehicle on Enmax property. They had spotted and positively identified the individual when he returned to the area. They then tracked and monitored the individual until Calgary Police Service arrived to arrest him.  Well done to Dewinder, Robin and Len!


08 Dec 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to annouce the recruitment of Mr Dan Clayton as the Calgary Region Client Services Manager.  Dan has considerable experience in customer service after serving with the Calgary Police Services in a variety of roles that included Drug Investigations and Professional Standards, plus as an instructor in interviewing techniques, investigations, search and seizures, and traffic investigations.  On retiring from the CPS, Dan worked several years as a contractor for the City of Calgary in Major Event Analysis and Planning before beginning what would become seven years of security consulting and guard supervison in the resoruce sector in northern BC and Alberta.   Dan's responsiblities, that ranged from front line guard supervison to liaising with industry management in the field, finely honed his skills in Client Service Excellence.  Weclome aboard, Dan!


07 Dec 2017

In a letter of Appreciation, The Calgary Police Service thanked Commissionaire Andre Lessard on the eve of his retirement for his dedication and the professional manner in which he undertook his responsibilities.  Well done Andre and best wishes for the future.    


06 Dec 2017

Client appreciation - Kathy McKay

Commissionaire Kathy McKay recently received a note of thanks from a tenant at her job site, the Kahanoff Centre. The tenant expresed her gratitude and appreciation for Kathy's "incredible service."  Examples of this included Kathy assisting a person who was terrified of using the elevator, by helping them walk up several flights of stairs.  Another example is when Kathy sought guidance from the tenant on how to deal with a frequently difficult patron.  Kathy's efforts lessened the stress and anger often exhibited by this person.  Kathy, when asked to comment on the note stated, "Our goal is to help them.  These are just normal things we do here to help people get the help that they need."  Well done Kathy.


 1 Dec 2017

 Note of Appreciation - Cmre James Duthie

In a written note, the Cenovus Executive Vice-President, Safety & Chief Digital Officer, complimented the service provided by Commissionaire James Duthie.   “James was awesome in helping me out to my car last night.  I greatly appreciated his help and support. He made me laugh on the way out and I  appreciated it.”


When informed, Cenovus' Senior Security Advisor Brad Labrenz added the following compliment; “When we created our ‘Purpose’ statement (We provide a safe and secure work environment to “Our Cenovus” with innovative solutions and superior service), the following example is what I had in mind for how I wanted the Security team to deliver our service. Security is not only about enforcement and protection, it’s about providing great service to our clients.”

 Well done James!


30 Nov 2017

Suspicious Package Incident - Cmre Carol Allard and team

On 17 Nov 2017, the Commissionaire Security Desk at the Harry Hayes Building received a possible Bomb Threat by phone.  They initiated a building search and located a suspicious device in a public area of the building.  Following their Standing Operating Procedures, the Commission security team led by Cmre Carol Allard evacuated the building within 30 minutes without sirens or alarms.  The building was locked-down for approximately 4 hours while a comprehensive search was conducted by CPS.  During this time, Cmre Allard and his team maintained security on the building to prevent injuries or further attempts at disrupting the normal day-to-day business operations.  When the incident was concluded, Cmre Allard and his team were complimented by our client and the other building tenants for the professional manner in which they handled the situation.  Well done Carol and team! 


28 Nov 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Major (ret'd) Jock Reid as the new Lethbridge Regional Manager.  Jock recently joined the Corps after almost 33 years service in the British Army's Signal Corps.  Jock possesses a wide range of operational ssecurity and managerial experience gained through his numerous deployments in high risk environments, including Kosovo, Iraq and most recently, Afghanistan, where he commanded a VIP Force Protection Unit.  In addition to being a winter sports fanatic, Jock is a qualified and established Project and Change Manager, and is currently completing his MBA. Jock polished his client management skills while serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the British Army Training Unit Suffield where he was responsible for liaison between British and Canadian military officials -- a challenging role to say the least!.  Welcome aboard, Jock!


  28 Nov 2017

Acknowledgement of Professionalism - Brandon Mikus

Commissionaire Brandon Mikus, while deployed as a Calgary Police Service Arrest Processing Officer, was formally acknowledged for his professionalism and quality of service while recently dealing with a "very agressive and volatile arrestee." The acknowledgement from the CPS Arrest Processing Section went on to state, "Your calm and flexible communications skills enabled you to engage the arrestee in order to have him follow directions.  Your actions turned what could have been a chaotic situation into one that was quite manageable and made a safe environment for the entire CPS APO Team.  A job well done, Brandon! 


27 Nov 2017

Note of Appreciation - Cmre Bryce Bakker 

A long-time member of the Calgary Jewish Community Centre contacted the Assistant Executive Director of the facility to make her aware of the good work of Commissionaire Bryce Bakker.


This member comes to the centre quite regularly on the weekends with her adult daughter, who has autism and as a result seems rather withdrawn. The member said, “Bryce always says hello to my daughter but seemed a little uncomfortable with her, as many people do.” She said she often does not share personal information with others but decided to speak with Bryce to let him know about her daughter and that she may appear to be unresponsive, but does enjoy greetings and a handshake.


The member was very impressed with Bryce as she says, “He welcomed the opportunity to understand, and from the moment we spoke he now welcomes my daughter, remarks on her nice smile, and says goodbye. It helps to make my daughter’s day. I want everyone to know this good news story.”

The Assistant Executive Director ended her note with, “on behalf of the JCC thank you Bryce for your kindness.”

Well done Bryce.  Your kindness is an example for all of us to follow, no matter path of life we are on. 


15 Nov 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Len Drebit, CPA, CA, as the new Chief Financial Officer.  Len joins us with 25 years of industry and public accounting experience.  Len has enjoyed working in medium-sized businesses delivering high quality services to clients.  Growing up in "small town" Saskatchewan, Len is a loyal Roughriders fan.  Len attended the University of Saskatchewan completing a Business of Commerce degree with distinction double majoring in financial and managerial accounting,  Before joining Commissionaires, Len worked successfully in senior accounting roles with Alpine Tublar, the Skyline Groups of Companies and Kenway Mack Slusarchuk Stewart.  Welcome aboard, Len.


23 Oct 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the recruitment of Lt Col (ret'd) Rob Hobbs, CD, B.Sc. as the new Red Deer Regional Manager.  Rob comes to the Corps following a 12 year career in retail management with companies including Sears, Mark's, and Home Depot where he worked as a General Store Manager, and District/Regional Manager.  Prior to, and overlapping his career in the retail field, Rob served 17 years in the Canadian Army.  He served in the Infantry Corps as a commissioned officer, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Rob's formative career was with the Royal Canadian Regiment, and he finished off his time in the Army Reserves as the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada.  Welcome Aboard, Rob


09 Aug 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Graham Longhurst as the new Senior Manager, Calgary Region effective 11 Aug 2017.  Graham has extensive background in progressive management roles and with vast customer expereince. In addition to his 20 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, Graham has managed operations of up to 900 staff members, collaborated with cross-functional teams to analyze, facilitate and schedule projects.  Graham joins us from the position of Manager with the Calgary Police Service contract.  While in this role Graham made significant improvements to optimize client service and satisfaction.


08 Aug 2017

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Sealy-Thompson as the new Chief Operating Officer effective 21 August 2017.  Nick assumes this position after managing the Corps Security Section at the Calgary International Airport for the past year.  This, combined with his 33 years of managerial experience gained while serviing in the British Army makes Nick the perfect choice for the Chief Operating Officer's position. 


04 Aug 2017

Commisionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Barry Shaw as the new Corps Senior manager at the Calgary International Airport effective 21 August 2017.  Barry takes up this position after being the Senior Manager of the Calgary Region, where he was directly responsible for business operations in and around Calgary, as well as managing the Securiy Operations Centre.  In addition to the experience Barry gained as the Senior Manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge from his 27 years with the Provincial Attorney General and with the Canadian Forces Securitiy Branch where he commanded several security organizations both at home and abroad. 


20 Jul 2017

On July 8, 2017, while on duty at the Lethbridge Public Library, Commissionaire Thunderspeed was summoned to the washroom to handle a possible drug related incident.  Upon arrival he noted two women standing in the washroom.  One then became unconscious and stopped breathing.  Cmre Thunderspeed administered CPR while another staff member retrieved the AED.  Cmre Thunderspeed was assisted by an off duty nurse as he aplied the AED and performed artificial respiration on the victim.  When the paramedics arrived, they took control of situation.  Through the quick actions of Cmre Thunderspeed and his application of his first aid training, the woman's life was saved.  Well done, Ace!


4 April 2017

Commissionaire Lee Dudas received a commendation for his response to two incidents while working at the Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch.


On Feb 27, 2017, Cmre Dudas recognized a young person reported missing by the Lethbridge Police Service.  After confirming the youth's identity, Cmre Dudas arranged to have him transported home by the LPS. 


In another incident that occurred on March 20, 2017, Cmre Dudas, while conducting a patrol came across a man affected by seizures and sliding into unconsciousness.  Cmre Dudas realized this was a potential drug overdose and summoned the EMS.  Cmre Dudas then stayed with with the unconscious man providing first aid until the arrival of the paramedics.  The man was then transported to the hospital for treatment. 


In both instances, Cmre Dudas contributed directly to the safety and wellbeing of two people whose fate may have been much different without his intervention. Cmre Dudas actions exemplify the Commissionaire's mandate.  Well done, Lee! 


6 Dec 2016

Support to Calgary Police Services

On 3 Nov 2016, Commissionaire Peter Boynton, employed at District 7, Calgary Police Services, received a commendation from Mr Barry Shaw, Senior Manager, Calgary Region. Cmre Boynton was instrumental in assisting the Calgary Police Service with a project where USB memory sticks are to be utilizied by police officers to gather digital evidence.  Peter not only came up with ideas on how to secure the USBs to perserve the integrity of the evidence, but also used his personal time and funds to purchase tags, key rings, and other items to ensure proper identification and loss prevention. Peter then familiarzied himself with the operating procedures and educated other commissionaires with the process.  He continued to recommmend improvements to the project.  As a result of Peter's dedication and teamwork, this pilot project has now been approved for use at all Calgary Police Districts.   Well done, Peter!


17 Nov 2016

Commissionaires Support to the Red Deer Agri Eqipment Expo

The Red Deer Agri Trade equipment was held between 9-12 Nov this year at the Westerner Park.  Although the number of attendees were down due to the late harvest season, the number of exhibitors were up, from 425 to 470. In spite of this, the Expo is expected to generate approximately $150 million. Once again the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires - Southern Alberta would like to thank the Expo organizers for the opportunity to provide 28 guards to support this event.   


9 Nov 2016

Commissionaires Support to the Grand Opening of the International Terminal at the Calgary Airport.

On 31 Oct 2016, the new International Terminal Building at YYC opened without a hitch.  This was the result of numerous people from multi-disciplines putting in countless hours.  Well done to all!


The Corps is proud to be part of this accomplishment with its contributions to the security of the new Terminal and on a larger scale, to YYC operations.  With more than 600 commissionaires employed at YYC, the Corps plays a criticial role in ensuring the security at YYC, as well as other associated functions, such as parking operations, passenger bussing operations, and the reception and distribution on non-transit freight.  In direct support to the opening of the new terminal, the Corps' aviation security specialists were involved in the development of technical security solutions and training support.  The Corps also provided escorts for many of the 700+ construction workers involved in the project along with providing access control and building security in the run up to the opening.


Given the scale of the challenge, the Corps took the initiative of completely updating and restructuring its organization to meet the new demands.  This included appointing Graeme Cooper as the Project Manager to oversee the successful transition.


Despite the growth at YYC, the number of commissionaires required to ensure the security of the airport has hardly changed, thanks to the innovated integrations of state-of-the-art technical capabilities and guard deployment.  All of which are controlled from the Corps' YYC Security Operations Centre. "The SOC is the nerve centre for airport security" explains Nick Sealy-Thompson, the recently appointed Senior Manager for the Corps operations at YYC.  "It is probably one of the more high pressure and demanding roles that you can do as a commissionaire as it can get pretty busy in there.  Our people have to make split second decisions that can have major implications for aviation security and can ultimately lead to the shutdown of airport operations."  Nick emphasised how impressed and proud he was of his team at YYC.  "It has been a long and hard six months but they have risen to every challenge with a smile on their faces.  Their can-do attitude is a credit to the Corps and I wish them all the very merriest of Christmases - they've earned it." 


The Corps would like to express it appreciation to the Calgary Airport Authority for allowing it to be part of this significant achievement.  Well done to the Commissionaires YYC Security Team!


15 Oct 2016

Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Centre Open House

The Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Centre recently held an open house for citizens to tour the facility and learn how recyclable material from the community is managed in an environmentally responsible way.  The success of the Open House was attributed in part to the participation of the Lethbridge Commissionaires and the other contracted partners who work at the Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Centre.  Correspondence from the programming assistant at the Waste and Recycling Centre stated, “Your (the Commissionaires) attendance increased the importance of the event significantly. I received lots of positive feedback on having your presence there, to help further inform our residents about the processes we have to help reduce and manage waste here in Lethbridg


25 Sept 2016

Affiliation Agreement – Lethbridge College

 Commissionaires - Southern Alberta, Lethbridge Region has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Lethbridge College which will see students from the Justice Studies Program assigned to work with the Lethbridge Commissionaires Office to gain practical experience and knowledge in working in the security and safety industry.  The Lethbridge College has a well respected program that will provide opportunities for students to see and experience what the Commissionaires do, and provide an opportunity for the Commissionaires to recruit and hire some of the best candidates available.


17 Aug 2016

The Medicine Hat College has been using the Commissionaires for the past 5 years.  We have had very little turn over with the members of our team, they are knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and always willing to go that extra mile to ensure our College community is protected at all times. The Commissionaires managment team has also been very helpful and accommodating.  They are reasonably priced and conduct business in a professional manner.  I would definitly recommend their sservices.  (signed) Lesley Tuchscherer - Manager Occupational Health and Safety, Medicine Hat College.


2 Aug 2016

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to annouce the recruitment of Jeff Cove as the new Lethbridge Regional Manager.  Jeff comes to us after serving with the City of Lethbridge Police for 28 years and retiring as an Inspector. Welcome aboard Jeff!


25 Jul 2016

Commissionaires-Southern Alberta is please to announce the recruitment of Lt Colonel (ret'd) Nick Sealy-Thompson MBA as the new Senior Manager for the Corps security unit at the Calgary International Airport.  Nick comes to the Corps following a 33 year career in the British Army.  Nick served in the Royal Engineers as a commissioned officer, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His formative career was spent as a combat engineer in armoured formations, as a military diving supervisor and as a counter-terrorism speicalist, including special operations.  Nick commanded the Royal Engineers Combat Engineer School, the British Army's Adventurous Training Organization and the British Military Garrison in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Nick was also formally recognized by HM the Queen for his services to counter-terrorist operations and by the head of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.  Welcome aboard, Nick!


15 Jul 2016

It is with considerable sadness that we say farewell to Cate Rigaux.  Cate is leaving us to take up a teaching position at the Lethbridge College.  Best of luck for the future and thank you for all that you gave to the Commissionaires - South Alberta


7 Dec 2015

Commissionaires - South Alberta is please to announce the recruitment of Knut Rockne as the Senior Manager of the Contracts Department.  Before joining the Commissonaires, Knut spent 22 years successful years with General Dynamics and retired as the Contracts Manager.  Welcome aboard, Knut!


 28 Oct 2015

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiba Badran as Director Solutions Integration starting October 28th 2015.  Hiba comes to us from a very successful career in sales and business development, most recently in vehicles and fleet management with Element.  Welcome aboard, Hiba!


19 Oct 2015

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta is pleased to announce the recruitment of Valerie Fraser as the new Medicine Hat Regional Manager.  Valerie has lived in Medicine Hat for 10 years and through her personal and business interests has developed strong relationships with the community.  Valerie has 15 years of experience in marketing and business management gained while employed as the area manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and as the Executive Director for the City Centre Development Agency.  Before joining the Commissionaires - Southern Alberta, Valerie was the Southern Alberta Regional Community Developer for the Canadian Cancer Society where she worked closely with legislators and community groups on cancer related advocacy issues.  Welcome aboard, Valerie!


29 June 2015

Commissionaires - Southern Alberta welcomes Cate Rigaux as the new Regional Manager for Lethbridge.  Cate is a former RCMP Sergeant with 20 years service that included assignments with specialized units and two tours as Detachment Commander. Cate brings to the Commissionaires a wealth of experience that is rarely seen in one person.  Thank you for joining us, Cate.  It's great to have you aboard!


The CEO of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires – Southern Alberta formally extends his appreciation to two Commissionaires for their diligence while on duty.


Shortly after booking a prisoner into the Medicine Hat Police cells earlier in the spring, Commissionaire Art Hagemann noted on the CCTV that the prisoner was laying on the cell floor with a piece of clothing wrapped around her neck. Cmre Hagemann immediately notified the Duty Sergeant, who, along with other responding police officers succeeded in freeing the cloth from her neck and arranged emergency medical attention. The subsequent investigation determined that the prisoner had attempted suicide several times in the past. In this instance, she believed that being alone in the cells would give her the opportunity to succeed. However, due to Cmre Hagemann’s diligence her demise was averted.


In June 2015, while on duty at the RCMP Offices on 8 St NE Calgary, Commissionaire (Cmre) Archie Clark observed an individual acting suspiciously in the adjacent parking lot. He further noted that a tire had been removed from a RCMP vehicle. Cmre Clark contacted the Calgary City Police and on their arrival he assisted them in locating the thief who was hiding amongst a clump of nearby trees. Because of Cmre Clark’s diligence the thief was arrested and the stolen tire was recovered along with a vehicle the thief had stolen earlier.


Well done to Cmre Brett Stevens, who, while on duty at the Lethbridge Public Library recently noted that a deeply emotionally troubled woman needed assistance and called for an ambulance.  His actions were reported on in a local newspaper article with the concluding remark, "It is your compassionate response that is one of the reasons that I am proud to call Lethbridge my home."








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Phone: 403 487 5496

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