The following topics were on the agenda for the Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. Meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in Committee Room E at Saskatoon City Hall.
- Safe Consumption Site – Response to City Council request that the Board of Police Commissioners review and comment on the proposal for a Safe Consumption Site in Saskatoon,
- Evade Police Review – Receipt of 2018 final report from Saskatoon Police Service including comparative statistical data, the review process for Evade Police incidents, and the impact of policy changes directed by the Provincial Police Commission on police pursuits, and
- Police Service Fee Review – Receipt of Saskatoon Police Service report that recommends service fees remain unchanged from 2018, and
- Updated Police Commission Governance Policy and Strategic Plan Summary.
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners:
Roles and Responsibilities
The Police Commission provides oversight with the Saskatoon Police Service, where the Commission holds the responsibility of ensuring the community is served by a reasonable standard of law enforcement. In order to accomplish this, the Commission is mandated to ensure the Saskatoon Police Service has access to adequate and reasonable resources.
Another important Police Commission role is to act as a conduit between the community and Saskatoon City Council. The Commission recommends an annual Police Service operating budget to City Council and confers with the community about issues that are germane to policing and public safety.
The Police Commission operates under the auspices of the Saskatchewan Provincial Police Act in accordance with its Governance Policy.
The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners is comprised of the Mayor, two members of Saskatoon City Council and four members of the Public. Find more information here.
The public is welcome to attend Police Commission meetings and to address the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners’ public meetings. Find more information here.
The Public Complaints Commission is a five-person, non-police body appointed by the Saskatchewan government. It is responsible for ensuring that both the public and the police receive a fair and thorough investigation of a complaint against the police or an investigation of a possible criminal offence by a police officer. Additional information is available here.