Investigations Standard (to include ViCLAS) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
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 proposal to include obligations regarding the use of the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) in the previously posted regulation on investigation standards that is to be made under the CSPA.
The regulation would require investigators to complete and submit ViCLAS Crime Analysis Reports within 30 days of the start of specified types of investigation. The specified types of investigation would be substantially similar to the types of investigation to which O. Reg. 550/96, Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System Reports, under the Police Services Act currently applies.
For more detail, please see the attached description of the regulation.
SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN may be consulting with stakeholders to identify potential costs associated with the given regulation coming into force.
December 21, 2022
Comments Due Date:
February 4, 2023
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6