Edmonton Police Det. Whitcliff McLean, 40, has been charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, police said Thursday.
A complaint was laid last week with the Edmonton Police Service Professional Standards Branch regarding a number of phone calls, police said.
The incident in which McLean has been charged allegedly occurred last week while he was on duty, but was in relation to a personal matter and not police business, police said.
McLean, who has been a member of the force for 15 years, has been suspended with pay.