Regulation - LGIC

Code of Conduct for Police Officers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Regulation Number(s):
N/A
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
In March 2019, the government passed the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA), as part of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. Once in force, the CSPA will replace the current Police Services Act (PSA). The CSPA is an opportunity to modernize policing and enhance community safety in Ontario.

As part of the work to bring the Act into force, the Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is working on regulations on a number of matters.

At this time, SolGen is requesting public and stakeholder input on a proposed regulation related to police officer code of conduct.

The CSPA requires police officers to comply with a code of conduct. This regulation sets out the code of conduct for police officers and establishes clear expectations for officers, including when interacting with the public and other members of their police service. The code of conduct would apply to any police officer as defined under the CSPA, including those appointed as chiefs of police and other police officers in management positions (e.g., Superintendents).

For more detail, please see the attached draft regulation.

SolGen welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The CSPA requires police officers to comply with a code of conduct. This regulation sets out the code of conduct for police officers and establishes clear expectations for officers, including when interacting with the public and other members of their police service. The code of conduct would apply to any police officer as defined under the CSPA, including those appointed as chiefs of police and other police officers in management positions (e.g., Superintendents).
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
21-SOLGEN004
Posting Date:
June 11, 2021
Comments Due Date:
July 26, 2021
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6
Comment on this proposal via email