Regulation - LGIC

Code of Conduct for Special Constables under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Regulation Number(s):
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 CSPA 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 that establishes a code of conduct for special constables. Under the CSPA, special constables are required to comply with a code of conduct prescribed in regulation. Obligations under the proposed special constable code of conduct include those related to:
• Compliance with laws
• Human rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
• Integrity
• Interaction with the public
• Performance of duties

For more detail, please see the attached draft regulation.

SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN does not anticipate any new costs associated with this regulation.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 21, 2022
Comments Due Date:
February 4, 2023
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6