Edmonton Police are phasing-in a type of all-season tires for use on their cruisers that are better than winter tires, acting chief David Korol said Tuesday.

"We are looking to transition our fleet slowly to that type of tire," Korol said, adding the force is also looking at eventually using cruisers with all-wheel drive.

The president of the Edmonton Police Association, Tony Simioni, recently called for all cruisers to be equipped with winter tires after hearing from officers who had a difficult time on the roads during this weekend's heavy snowfall.

The new all-season tires will be phased in gradually as the older tires wear out.