Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis issued the following statement on the resignation of City of Calgary chief of police Rick Hanson:
“I would like to thank Chief Rick Hanson for his commitment to policing and for helping to keep Albertans safe for the past 40 years.
“Chief Hanson has made a significant contribution to the law enforcement community in our province. On behalf of all Albertans I want to thank him for his dedication, especially in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence and youth intervention.
“I appreciated the positive relationship we developed while serving our province together, and I very much enjoyed working with him over the past several years on various initiatives to make Calgary a safer place to live, work and raise a family.”