Regulation - LGIC

Alternative Provision of Policing Functions Regulation 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 the alternative provision of policing functions under the CSPA.

Section 13 of the CSPA requires police service boards and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to use members of their own police service, or persons assisting those members while acting under their direction, to provide policing functions, except where an agreement for the provision of the functions is specifically permitted pursuant to section 14 of the Act. Section 14 permits police service boards and the Commissioner to enter into agreements with each other or with a prescribed entity to provide policing functions that are specified in the regulations.

The proposed regulation governing agreements for the provision of policing functions will identify the policing functions that could be provided on behalf of a police service by another police service or non-police service parties (i.e., prescribed entities).

The proposed regulation governing section 14 agreements will include:
•Policing functions, which could be delivered through section 14 agreements by members of another police service or persons assisting those members while acting under their direction;
•Policing functions, which could be delivered through section 14 agreements with Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.

For more detail, please see the attached draft regulation.

SolGen welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed regulation governing section 14 agreements will include:
•Policing functions, which could be delivered through section 14 agreements by members of another police service or persons assisting those members while acting under their direction;
•Policing functions, which could be delivered through section 14 agreements with Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
21-SOLGEN014
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