2018 Highlights

January 2018: Expanded civilian membership on the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners highlighted its role as a conduit between the public and the Police Service. 

February 2018: Newly appointed Police Chief Troy Cooper was sworn in after a nation-wide, six-month recruitment campaign directed by the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners.

March 2018: SPS progress toward a representative workforce was reviewed by the Police Commission with the goal of ensuring the Police Service reflects the community it serves. 

April 2018: The impact of cannabis legalization on the community, and in particular, community safety was reviewed by the Police Service and the Police Commission.

May 2018: The Commission’s Strategic Plan focuses on three goals: Effective oversight of the Police Service, the Commission being a conduit between the public and the Police Service, and effective Governance practices by the Commission. 

June 2018: A Collective Agreement between the Saskatoon Police Association and the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners was ratified by the Police Commission.

September 2018: Contact Interviews / Street Checks were the topic of communication, to the public from the Commission with feedback from residents as the Police Service prepared a training program to respond to new provincial guidelines. 

October 2018: A highly successful Community Consultation created healthy discussion and dialogue between residents and the Police Commission on four topics: The Safe Community Action Alliance, Legalization of cannabis, De-escalation techniques employed by the Police Service, and Contact Interviews / Street Checks. 

November 2018: Community safety, through SPS and its partnering organizations, such as the Safe Community Action Alliance, remained an area of focused attention for the Police Commission throughout the year.

December 2018: Meeting with SPS Platoons on Christmas Day conveyed the appreciation of the community and the Police Commission when Commissioners Darlene Brander, Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, Charlie Clark and Kearney Healy greeted the officers returning from patrol at a time when most residents were able to be a home with their families.

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Saskatoon Police Commission Issues for the December 13, 2018 Meeting

The following topics are on the agenda for the Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in Committee Room E at Saskatoon City Hall:

  • Status of Police Commission in executing its Strategic Plan,

  • Update report on Safe Community Action Alliance,

  • Savings on Police Service training costs arising from new headquarters facilities,

  • Results of City-funded Traffic Safety Initiative.

    Saskatoon Police Commission spokespersons, Chair Darlene Brander or Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis- McQuay, will be available immediately after the conclusion of the Public Agenda to provide comments or respond to questions from the media.

    As well, the two Police Commission spokespersons will make their best efforts to be available to address any media questions on the morning following the Commission Meeting.

  • Contact:
    Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander at: info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com
    Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com
    Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com or 306-222-1361

Saskatoon Police Commission Issues for the October 18, 2018 Meeting

The following are topics scheduled for the Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in Committee Room E at Saskatoon City Hall:

  • Request from Riversdale Business Improvement District for additional Police Service presence,

  • HUB Community Safety and Wellbeing Report,

  • 2019 Preliminary Police Operating Budget Estimates,

  • 2019 Preliminary Police Capital Budget Estimates.

Saskatoon Police Commission spokespersons, Chair Darlene Brander or Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, will be available immediately after the conclusion of the Public Agenda to provide comments or respond to questions from the media. 

As well, the two Police Commission spokespersons will make their best efforts to be available to address any media questions on the morning following the Commission Meeting.

Contact: 
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com or 306-222-1361

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Saskatoon Police Commission Issues for the September 20, 2018 Meeting

AT ITS SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 4:00PM MEETING, THE SASKATOON POLICE COMMISSION WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:

•        Saskatchewan Police Commission Annual Report

•        Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission Annual Report

•        Survey Results on Contact Interviews

•        Midyear Finance Update from the Saskatoon Police Service

•        Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners’ Community Consultation to be held on October 9, 2018

Saskatoon Police Commission spokespersons, Chair Darlene Brander or Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, will be available immediately after the conclusion of the Public Agenda to provide comments or respond to questions from the media. 

As well, the two Police Commission spokespersons will make their best efforts to be available to address any media questions on the morning following the Commission Meeting.

Contact: 

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com or 306-222-1361

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Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and Saskatoon Police Association Ratify Collective Agreement

The Saskatoon Police Association (SPA) and the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners are pleased to announce the ratification of their collective agreement for the three years from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

97% of the members of the Saskatoon Police Association who participated in the ratification process approved the terms of the contract. The SPA represents 509 active members of the Saskatoon Police Service. The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners approved the agreement at its June 14, 2018 meeting.

The agreement contains salary adjustments as follows: 1.30% on January 1, 2017, 1.45% on December 1, 2017, 2.00% on December 1, 2018, and 1.75% on October 1, 2019.

Dean Pringle, President of the SPA stated, “The Saskatoon Police Association is pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement with the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners. It was a lengthy process, but in the end, we feel we reached a fair settlement for our members that is consistent with other police services across the prairies. I would like to thank the Board for participating in the process and avoiding an arbitration hearing. It is always preferable to have the two sides reach a negotiated settlement, as opposed to a third party establishing an award that doesn’t suit either participant.”

Saskatoon Police Commission Chair Darlene Brander added, “The Police Commission is very pleased that the collective agreement has been finalized through the bargaining process. Although this is typically a challenging process, the Commission also appreciates the professionalism with which those involved conducted themselves throughout. We look forward to moving ahead together as we maintain and build on our culture of community safety in Saskatoon.”

Contact:
Saskatoon Police Association President
Dean Pringle at 639-471-8700 or dean.pringle@spassoc.ca

Saskatoon Police Association Communications Director
Dave Larocque at 306-381-7769 or dave.larocque@spassoc.ca

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair
Darlene Brander at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair
Carolanne Inglis-McQuay at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com or 306-222-1361

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Saskatoon Police Commission Issues for the June 14, 2018 Meeting

The following are topics scheduled for the Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in Committee Room E at Saskatoon City Hall:

•    “Police And Crisis Team (PACT)” Presentation and Report

•    2017 Annual Report of the “Crime Free Multi Housing”

•    2017 “Evade Police Incident” Final Report

•    “Contact Interview Policy” Report from Saskatchewan Police Commission / Saskatoon Police Service

•    Saskatoon Police Commission “Strategic Plan Summary”

Saskatoon Police Commission spokespersons, Chair Darlene Brander or Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, will be available immediately after the conclusion of the Public Agenda to provide comments or respond to questions from the media. 

As well, the two Police Commission spokespersons will make their best efforts to be available to address any media questions on the morning following the June 14 Commission Meeting.

Contact: 

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay at info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, info@saskatoonpolicecommission.com or 306-222-1361

Download a PDF version here.