Community Safety in Our Neighbourhoods
The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, in its role as a conduit between the public and the Saskatoon Police Service, is hosting a Community Consultation focusing on:
• Crime and community safety in our neighbourhoods, and • Strategies being used by city-wide and community-based groups to enhance community safety.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm, Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 19th Street and Avenue B
The following topics are on the agenda for the Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. Meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in Committee Room E at Saskatoon City Hall.
- Police Services Agreement between the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and Kahkewistahaw First Nation,
- Report on plans for the October 16, 2019 7:00 p.m. Community Consultation to be undertaken by the Board of Police Commissioners,
- Issues as may arise under the Chair’s Report, Chief’s Report or Environmental Scan.
COMMUNITY SAFETY – WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
A BRIEF 5-QUESTION, 2-MINUTE SURVEY THAT WILL BE ADDED TO WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS HEAR AT THE OCTOBER 16 COMMUNITY CONSULTATION.
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.