Meet the Deputy Ombudsman - Joe Loran
Mr. Loran became the Deputy Ombudsman in the Alberta Ombudsman’s office on May 22, 2012. Previously he was the Executive Director for the Law Enforcement and Oversight Branch with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
Prior to working for the provincial government he spent over 32 years with the RCMP in a variety of policing duties retiring as a Chief Superintendent in the role of Deputy Criminal Operations Officer for “K” Division (Alberta) in Edmonton.
Originally from Saskatoon, his policing career saw him serving in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta in a wide variety of roles. Some of his policing career highlights are: implementing the Integrated Response to Organized Crime in Alberta (now referred to as CFSEU); implementing the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Ltd. (ALERT); involved in planning and operational oversight of major events such as Asia Pacific Economic Conference in Vancouver, G8 in Kananaskis, 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and G8 in Huntsville Ontario. His policing background includes: a variety of investigative roles; protective policing; adjudicating on RCMP discipline matters; intelligence work; administration and risk mitigation.
He currently resides in the Edmonton area with his wife, and they have an adult daughter and two adult sons.