ROUTING – Executive Committee | DELEGATION – N. Chapdelaine/D. Campbell/A. YakeleyWRITTEN BY – N. Chapdelaine | November 5, 2012 – Edmonton Police Commission 2012POSC09Page 1 of 4
Licence Review for Large Events
That the November 5, 2012, EdmontonPolice Commission report 2012POSC09,be received for information.
Report SummaryThis report provides a response to amotion regarding a Licence Reviewfor Large Events.Previous Council/Committee Action
At the March 21, 2012, ExecutiveCommittee meeting, the followingmotion was passed:That Administration consider aLicence review for large events thataddresses the following:
the recommendations outlined inthe Edmonton Police Servicepresentation
increased police presence to thesatisfaction of the EdmontonPolice Service, paid by the eventorganizer
proper Emergency MedicalServices paid by the eventorganizer and return to Executive Committee inOctober 2012, with a report outlininga strategy to deal with after hoursdance events, with associated coststo be paid by the event organizer .
On February 8, 2012, the Public SafetyCompliance Team received informationthat Boodang Canada was hosting a twoday, 12 hour a day, Electronic MusicFestival at the Northlands Expo. It wasprojected that up to 24,000 patronswould attend the event.There were immediate concerns relativeto the significant impact the event wouldhave on many civic and emergencyservices. The Edmonton Police Servicepresented these concerns on March 21,2012, to the City of Edmonton’sExecutive Committee.There appeared to be no formalized Cityoversight for the Electronic MusicFestival and it was unclear if the Cityhad the authority to prevent the eventfrom occurring. To support the needs of the event, from a public safetyperspective, the Edmonton PoliceService developed a StandardOperational Plan. The Civic EventsOffice was identified as the City areacapable of leading and working with thevarious City departments and externalagencies to develop service plans insupport of this event.The Electronic Music Festival eventhosted a total of 8,312 patrons on April27 and 8,254 on April 28, for a two daytotal of 16,566. There were 4 drugoverdose related medical transports toarea hospitals from the Electronic MusicFestival the first night and 18 the secondnight. The large event report identifies anumber of factors that may havecontributed to this.Stakeholder consultation with over fortypeople representing promoters, venuesand regulators was completed in July2012. The purpose of the consultationwas to identify and discuss pastexperience (the Electronic MusicFestival) and recommendations for future large events. A number of itemswere identified as best practices or