A stronger link between the health sector and policing is needed to address some key crime concerns in Edmonton, says police Chief Dale McFee.

At a meeting with reporters on Monday, McFee said it's a partnership he has already started working on since he became chief nine months ago.


McFee said he has already seen progress while working with Royal Alexandra Hospital and thinks if concerns like methamphetamine and mental health can be worked on in a collective approach there is a way to minimize the cycle of crime.

He said he doesn't think complex problems on the streets can be addressed without everyone at the table working together.

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