December 5, 2022
Search Committee Recommends Alberta’s 10th Ombudsman and Third Public Interest Commissioner
Edmonton—The Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee is recommending the appointment of Kevin Brezinski as Alberta’s 10th Ombudsman and third Public Interest Commissioner.
The Office of the Public Interest Commissioner was established in 2013 to ensure protection of public sector employees under the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. The Ombudsman promotes fairness in public administration by objectively investigating complaints and ensuring actions and decisions are consistent with current legislation.
“Mr. Brezinski has extensive experience working within guidelines of administrative law,” said Miranda Rosin, MLA for Banff-Kananaskis and search committee chair. “I am confident he will use this knowledge to both gain public trust and to ensure all matters are managed in a fair and unbiased manner.”
Brezinski joined the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) in 1992 after attaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Over the course of his 30-year career with EPS, he has held a variety of policing roles.
He started in Patrol in West Division, worked in Communications section and later in South Division. He has also worked with various agencies throughout Canada and the United States, including the RCMP, the DEA, US Secret Service and the FBI. In 2016, he was promoted to the Superintendent in charge of Criminal Investigations Division, followed by becoming the Deputy Chief in charge of Community Policing Bureau, which encompasses all the patrol resources for EPS.
The Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee will table its report with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta recommending the appointment of Mr. Brezinski to the position of Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner.
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