Regulation - LGIC

Minimum Weapons and Equipment requirements for Public Order Units and Emergency Response Teams/Units/Members 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 Act into force, SOLGEN is working on regulations on a number of matters.

At this time, SOLGEN is requesting public and stakeholder input on the proposed regulations regarding minimum weapons and equipment requirements for public order units and emergency response teams/units/members,

These minimum weapons and equipment requirements will ensure that public order units and various emergency response specialized teams/units/members have the weapons and equipment that are necessary to appropriately perform their functions.

The minimum weapons and equipment requirements include minimum weapons and equipment for public order units, containment teams, tactical and hostage rescue teams, crisis negotiators, incident commanders, canine units, explosive disposal units, ground and waterways search, and underwater search and recovery.

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.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 24, 2023
Comments Due Date:
October 10, 2023
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6