INDEX



INDEX PAGE



Dispatcher Responsibility 400-1

PAPS-RCMP Radio Interface 400-3

Patching Radio Channels 400-2, 400-37, 400-38

Provost Radio Communications 400-11

Pursuits 400-14, 400-15

Radio Broadcasts 400-12

RCMP Pursuits 400-14, 400-15

RCMP Radio Interface 400-3, 400-5, 400-7, 400-9

Receiving a Mobile's Tone 400-1

Saskatoon City PS - RCMP Radio Interface 400-5

SERM - RCMP Radio Interface 400-7

Voice Radio Broadcasts 400-12

Weyburn PS - RCMP Radio Interface 400-9



SECTION: 401

TITLE: DISPATCHER RESPONSIBILITY ON RECEIVING A MOBILE'S TONE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will standardize the method by which the Dispatch operators acknowledge the calling Patrol unit.

A. POLICY



When a mobile tones into the DOCC, the FleetNet system generates a tone back to the mobile. This tone is a confirmation to the member in the mobile that they've successfully obtained a channel into DOCC. If the member in the mobile does not hear the confirmation, the connection did not work and the mobile should tone the DOCC again.



The Dispatch operator will attempt to acknowledge members tone-in requests. In the case when the operator is busy on another channel, a verbal "standby" will be given on the calling channel. This "standby" must be given within approximately ten (10) seconds of the mobile toning the repeater. The DOCC operator must advise the "standby" while the calling repeater RTT is showing blue on the repeater module on the C3 Maestro radio.



This will confirm that the operator is aware that someone is calling on a particular channel and avoid having the members to repeatedly tone in.



B. GENERAL



It is imperative that once a mobile has been advised to "standby", that the DOCC operator ensure they ultimately answer the mobile in a timely fashion. Failure to do so leaves the member stranded and waiting.

SECTION: 410

TITLE: PATCHING RADIO CHANNELS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy establishes when a patch will be performed on the FleetNet radio system.

A. GENERAL



Patching is a problem in the FleetNet radio system. If one site in the whole of SaskTel's FleetNet system is out of service, then the system will not allow a patch to be set up. This site does not have to be a RCMP site, however, can be any of the approximate 180 sites in the whole FleetNet system. SaskTel continue to review this area and do have a work around, however, they have to manually delete the offending radio site from the complete system to allow the patch to be set up. This deletion is done by an operator stationed at the WestWire Centre (WWC) site in Saskatoon.



B. POLICY



The DOCC can accommodate an intra zone patch if the matter is urgent. The unit requesting the patch and the receiving unit must be within the same radio zone. A patch will be used only as an Operational Aid, and will be allowed between mobile patrol units or a mobile and a base station that have no other means of communication.



The requests to patch two repeaters in different zones, ties up two dispatchers and their radios. Due to the constraints in the present radio system, these patches are difficult to set up, are time consuming, and have a high rate of failure. This effectively cripples other communications while the patch is in progress. A patch between two (2) radio zones will normally only be completed in an absolute emergency or extenuating circumstances.



C. INFORMATION



The FleetNet system has a couple of preset patches established on each radio console. The Dispatcher only need to tone on the repeater channels and then activate the preset patch group for use.



When the Dispatcher is finished with the patch, they will not use the "Patch Clear" button to disable the patch. This will remove the list from the group. The Dispatcher will tone off the repeaters. They will then press the "ESC" button on the Patch View display to clear it from the screen. The Dispatch Menu button is then pressed to return to the normal working view of the radio.

SECTION: 415

TITLE: PAPS-RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will standardize the use of the interface patch between the RCMP and Prince Albert Police Service.

A. BACKGROUND



Interconnect capabilities between these two groups are available via FleetNet interfacing. The need had been previously identified by DOCC and our clients. The technical arrangements were made and the feature became operational 97-01-09.



B. POLICY



The primary purpose of this interconnect is to allow PAPS and RCMP vehicles to communicate with one another during "Emergency" operations, ie: bank robberies, high speed chases, etc. The interconnect is not to be used for such routine matters as requests to open garage door, office to office base station to base station communications; or for administrative communications such as court matters or file discussions. The patch feature may be utilized for warrant confirmations to or from RCMP patrol units within Zone 1. However, base station or office to office communications, even for warrant confirmations, must continue to be conducted via telephone or CPIC in support of our "mobile" communication priorities. Dispatcher to dispatcher (console to console) communications are permitted at the dispatcher's discretion.



C. PAPS



Mobiles (patrol cars and portables) will switch to the "RCMP Talk Group" and voice page Regina Control with their request for a patch. PAPS Dispatcher will also voice page the DOCC Dispatcher to obtain their attention. Should this fail, place a telephone call to the Zone 1 Dispatcher at 566-4557. During normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 0800-1700 hours), PAPS should continue to contact RCMP Detachments for warrant confirmations via CPIC/telephone. After normal business hours and on weekends, contact the DOCC Dispatcher to determine the availability of Detachment members for warrant confirmations within Zone 1.



D. RCMP



Primary users will be Zone 1 patrol units. Contact Regina Control as you normally would and request a patch to Prince Albert Police Services. When the DOCC operator

SECTION: 415

TITLE: PAPS-RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


advises you to "go ahead", voice page "Prince Albert Police" and advise the PAPS

dispatcher of your requirement. If this is for a warrant confirmation, advise Regina

Control of this fact on your initial contact. The DOCC Dispatcher will then prep PAPS with a message that we have a request for a CPIC confirmation when they are ready. The PAPS Dispatcher will then contact their "Central Records" and have them switch to the "patch talk group". They will then advise when the patch is available to the patrol member.



E. DOCC



Ensure "unselected audio" is maintained at a minimal audible level at all times. Be alert to voice pages from PAPS mobiles and/or dispatcher. When paged, select the PAPSRCMP talk group (A14) to commence conversation. If a patch is requested, build the patch as you would for another repeater site with the exception that the PAPSRCMP module does not have to be turned on (the same as our Broadview FleetNet). Similarly, use this procedure for patches going from RCMP to PAPS. Advise RCMP mobiles users to "go ahead" to "Prince Albert Police" when ready. This patch feature is primarily for emergency communications; and is expanded to increase warrant confirmation efficiency from patrol units only. It will be PAPS and DOCC Dispatcher's responsibilities to enforce and control same.



F. GENERAL



All users are expected to use proper radio procedures. Caution should be exercised in the use of 10-codes as our two departments have different codes. Problems and/or policy/procedural suggestions should be referred to the Manager, DOCC Sask., at [306]566-4568.

SECTION: 420

TITLE: SASKATOON CITY PS - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will standardize the use of the interface patch between the RCMP and Saskatoon Police Service.

A. BACKGROUND



Interconnect capabilities between these two groups are available via FleetNet interfacing for emergency and other safety reasons.



B. POLICY



The primary purpose of this interconnect is to allow Saskatoon Police Service and RCMP vehicles to communicate with one another during "Emergency Operations", ie: bank robberies, high speed chases, etc. The interconnect is not to be used for such routine matters, ie: request to open garage doors, office to office base station to base station communications; or for administrative communications, ie: court matters, or file discussions. While base station or office to office communications must continue to be conducted via telephone or CPIC. In the support of our "mobile" communication priorities, warrant confirmations are permitted when the originator is mobile. Dispatcher to dispatcher (console to console) communications are permitted at the dispatcher's discretion.



C. SASKATOON POLICE SERVICE



Mobiles (patrol cars and portables) will voice call their Comcenter in the normal manner, and request a patch to the RCMP. SPS Dispatch will confirm the patch once established, and SPS member can voice call DOCC Dispatcher in Zone 2.



D. SPS DISPATCHER



The SPS Dispatcher will select the RCMP module and patch the RCMP module to the "City member group". SPS Dispatcher then clicks the "Talk Request" button, which translates to the RCMP's "RTT" (a 10 second Emergency, open voice call is available to the DOCC immediately following this). Once the DOCC answers, the SPS member can then voice call the DOCC and identify his patch location.



E. RCMP



Primary users will be Zone 2 patrol units. Contact Regina Control as you normally

SECTION: 420

TITLE: SASKATOON CITY PS - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


would and request a patch to Saskatoon Police Services. When the DOCC operator

advises you to "go ahead" voice page "Saskatoon Police" and advise the SPS Dispatcher of your requirement.



F. DOCC



The Saskatoon City module will look like any other repeater module on the C3 screen. Voice calling will get the SPS Dispatcher. A patch then needs to be set up between the calling module (probably Saskatoon East) and Saskatoon City. Our patrol unit can then voice call the SPS Dispatcher and request a city member.



G. GENERAL



All users are expected to use proper radio procedures. Caution should be exercised in the use of 10-codes as our two departments have different codes. Problems and/or policy/procedural suggestions should be referred to the Manager, DOCC Sask., at [306]566-4568 or Sgt's Jim Hamilton or Kirk Dyck, Saskatoon Police Services, at [306]975-8300.

SECTION: 425

TITLE: SERM - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will ensure all operators are aware of the interface and the correct manner to accomplish same.

A. BACKGROUND



Interconnect capabilities between these two groups are available via FleetNet interfacing. Technical arrangements were made and the feature was operational February 1998.



B. POLICY



The primary purpose of this interconnect is to allow SERM and RCMP vehicles to communicate with one another during "Emergency Operations". This would include night hunting in progress, high speed chases, etc. This is also available to enhance "Officer Safety" to both agencies. The interconnect is not to be used for such routine matters, ie: to determine section numbers of a particular offence, office to office base station to base station communications; or for administrative communications, ie: court matters, or file discussions. The patch feature may be utilized for warrant confirmations to or from RCMP patrol units province wide within the RCMP's VHF/FleetNet coverage area. However, base station or office to office communications, even for warrant confirmations, must continue to be conducted via telephone or CPIC in support of our "mobile" communication priorities. Dispatcher to dispatcher (console to console) communications are permitted at the dispatcher's discretions.



C. SERM



Mobiles (patrol cars and portables) will be advised by the Enforcement Centre (Echo Charlie) to switch to their province wide "RCMP COM" Talk Group and voice page Regina Control with their request for a patch. SERM Dispatcher can also voice page the DOCC Dispatcher to obtain their attention. Should this fail, place a telephone call to the appropriate Zone Dispatcher as follows: Zone 1 - 566-4558; Zone 2 - 566-4555; Zone 3 - 566-4556; and Zone 4 - 566-4554. During normal business hours (Monday to Friday 0800-1700), SERM should continue to contact RCMP Detachments for warrant confirmations via CPIC/telephone. After normal business hours and on weekends, contact the DOCC Dispatcher to determine the availability of Detachment members for warrant confirmations.





SECTION: 425

TITLE: SERM - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


D. RCMP

RCMP Patrol Units will contact Regina Control as they normally would and identify

which Conversation Officer/Area they require a patch to. The DOCC Dispatcher will establish contact with the SERM Dispatcher via the C3 console and identify to the SERM Dispatcher which RCMP patrol unit (call sign) will be patched through. When the DOCC Dispatcher advises to "go ahead", voice page "Echo Charlie" and advise the SERM Dispatcher of your requirement.



E. DOCC



Ensure "unselected audio" is maintained at a minimal audible level at all times. Be alert to voice pages from SERM mobiles and/or dispatcher. When paged, select the "RCMP COM" talk group to commence conversation. If a patch is requested, the appropriate Zone Dispatcher will build the patch as you would for another repeater use with the exception that the "RCMP COM" module does not have to be turned on (the same as our Broadview FleetNet). Similarly, use this procedure for patches going from RCMP to SERM as described above. Advise RCMP mobile users to "go ahead to Echo Charlie" when ready. This patch feature is primarily for emergency communications; and is expanded to increase warrant confirmation efficiency from patrol units only. It will be the SERM and DOCC Dispatcher's responsibilities to enforce and regulate.



G. GENERAL



All users are expected to use proper radio procedures. Caution should be exercised in the use of 10-codes as our two agencies have different codes. Problems and/or policy/procedural suggestions should be referred to the Manager, DOCC Sask. At

[306]566-4568.

SECTION: 430

TITLE: WEYBURN PS - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will standardize the use of the interface patch between the RCMP and Weyburn Police Service.

A. BACKGROUND



Interconnect capabilities between these two groups are available via FleetNet interfacing.



B. POLICY



The primary purpose of this interconnect to allow Weyburn PS and RCMP vehicles to communicate with one another during "Emergency" Operations, ie: bank robberies, high speed chases, etc. The interconnect is not to be used for such routine matters, ie: requests to open garage (bay) doors, office to office base station to base station communications; or for administrative communications, ie: court matters, or file discussions. The patch feature does allow for warrant confirmations to or from RCMP Patrol Units within Zone 4. However, base station or office to office communications, even for warrant confirmations, must continue to be conducted via telephone or CPIC in support of our "mobile" communication priorities. Dispatcher to dispatcher (console to console) communications are permitted at the dispatcher's discretion.



C. WEYBURN PS



Mobiles (patrol cars & portables) have access to DOCC via both of their FleetNet Talk Groups. However, initial contact with "Regina Control" must first be made by telephone from either the Weyburn PS Dispatcher, or by a mobile "I Call" (Individual Call) to the Zone 4 Dispatcher at 566-4554, identifying which talk group they require the patch on. During normal business hours (Monday to Friday 0800-1700), Weyburn PS should continue to contact RCMP Detachments for warrant confirmations via CPIC/telephone. After normal business hours and on weekends, contact the DOCC Dispatcher to determine the availability of Detachment members for warrant confirmations within Zone 4.



D. RCMP PATROL UNIT



Primary users will be Zone 4 Patrol Units. Contact "Regina Control" as you normally would and request a patch to Weyburn Police Services. When the DOCC operator advises you to "go ahead", voice page "Weyburn Police" and advise the Weyburn PS

SECTION: 430

TITLE: WEYBURN PS - RCMP RADIO INTERFACE

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


dispatcher of your requirement.

E. DOCC



When contacted on telephone by Weyburn PS, determine which Weyburn PS FleetNet talk group the Weyburn PS mobile is utilizing (WYBNPOL or WYBNEMER). Terminate the telephone conversation and establish radio communications with the Weyburn PS mobile. Build the patch as you would for another repeater site with the exception that the WYBNPOL or WYBNEMER modules do not have to be turned on (the same as our Broadview FleetNet). Similarly, use this procedure for patches going from RCMP to the Weyburn PS. Use the WYBNPOL module. Ensure the patch is not built into a conversation already in progress at Weyburn PS and then advise the RCMP mobile user to "go ahead" to Weyburn Police when ready. This patch feature is primarily for emergency communications; and is expanded to increase warrant confirmation efficiency from patrol units only. This will be the Weyburn PS and DOCC dispatcher's responsibilities to enforce and regulate.



F. GENERAL



All users are expected to use proper radio procedures. Caution should be exercised in the use of 10-codes as our two departments have different codes. Problems and/or policy/procedural suggestions should be referred to the Manager, DOCC Saskatchewan at 566-4568.

SECTION: 440

TITLE: PROVOST RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

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This procedure will be followed by Regina Provost in regards to radio communications.

A. GENERAL



The frequent status changes that occur within the Provost section (especially within the City of Regina and the PCC), and the actual value in making these changes when the Regina Provost I/c and the guards/matrons are aware of the locations of the various provost members has been the subject of considerable discussion.



The logistics of keeping track of the 5 provost vehicles and the 9 members was felt to cause too much of an extra workload for the DOCC Dispatcher. It was determined that the best course of action would be for Provost to keep track of their own vehicles/members when they are working in the city of Regina.



B. POLICY



As long as the Provost member is in the city, or at the PCC, there will be no need to notify DOCC of any status changes.



Provost members will "log in" with DOCC when they will be travelling out of town. In addition to advising the DOCC of your "Intended Destination", also advise DOCC of the route the member will be taking, ie: travelling to Estevan via Hwy #33 to Stoughton and returning Hwy #39 through Weyburn.



To log in, tone the repeater and advise the DOCC operator that you wish to log in as you are departing the city. When the DOCC operator advises you to go ahead, give your PC call sign, your regimental number, the destination and the highway that you will be using.



At the end of the Provost member's trip, the DOCC Dispatcher must be advised via radio that the member is finished the trip and the PC can be removed from CIIDS. The DOCC operator will then remove the PU from the CIIDS system.



SECTION: 445

TITLE: VOICE RADIO BROADCASTS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will standardize the method of voice broadcasting "Very Urgent" occurrences that may occur.

A. BACKGROUND



Very Urgent (life threatening Priority 1's) and Urgent (Priority 2's) are situations that may require immediate member on patrol awareness within a particular surrounding (zone) area. This might include suspect(s) and vehicle BOLF's, prisoner escapes, armed robberies and member safety issues (involving weapons) for incidents that have just occurred. While each situation has it's own unique considerations (time of day, age of the occurrence); examples such as a Break and Enter that occurred yesterday, or a routine stolen vehicle more than 2 hours old, should not normally or necessarily be considered a "hot"occurrence.



B. MEMBER EXPECTATIONS



If a member requires a voiced radio broadcast for a "very urgent" occurrence, they will supply the necessary information to their dispatcher, identifying which Detachments they wish covered, and by specifically requesting the information be "voice broadcast" to in service patrols via radio.



C. DISPATCHER EXPECTATIONS



The Dispatcher will accommodate a voice broadcast request within the Menu of Duties, radio traffic congestion, and dispatcher time availability, remembering that "response" to patrols units is the #1 priority.



The Dispatcher will use the "Warble" tone alert for 3-5 seconds to alert patrol units that a radio broadcast is to follow.



Announce the broadcast, providing sufficient time for patrol units to pull over and copy down information.



Confirmations are time consuming, but are to be requested if identified by the originator. The seriousness of the broadcast will also dictate this requirement.



SECTION: 445

TITLE: VOICE RADIO BROADCASTS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

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D. GENERAL

Obviously, a radio broadcast on a quiet Tuesday night can be more easily accommodated than one on an extremely busy Friday or Saturday night.



DOCC Saskatchewan wishes to develop the atmosphere that when the "Member on Patrol" hears the warble tone alert, the broadcast that follows will be meaningful, applicable, and time relevant to their patrol safety.

SECTION: 450

TITLE: RCMP PURSUITS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This policy will ensure that DOCC employees are familiar with the RCMP pursuit policy and what are the duties of the DOCC dispatcher.

A. HAZARDOUS PURSUIT



General



1. The safety of the public is of paramount importance. It is better to avoid or abandon a pursuit than to risk injury to any person.



2. A routine pursuit involves normal surveillance activity, intercepting and stopping vehicles for occupant checks, clocking speeders, or apprehending law breakers.



3. A hazardous pursuit develops when a member is attempting to stop a fleeing vehicle whose driver is:



1. Apparently resisting apprehension by ignoring emergency equipment or other signals to stop; and



2. Maintaining or increasing unreasonable speed in relation to pedestrian or vehicle traffic, road and weather conditions, or the safety of any person.



4. A hazardous pursuit will be initiated and continued only as a measure of last resort, when the seriousness of the offence and the necessity of immediate apprehension is judged to outweigh the level of danger created by the pursuit.



5. A senior NCO will either monitor a pursuit directly from a telecommunications center or be patched through to permit direct contact with the member involved in the pursuit. If a senior NCO is not available, then an NCO will monitor the pursuit.



1. If time and circumstances do not permit the establishment of a supervisory post, the senior member directly involved in the pursuit will assume control of the pursuit.



2. Telecommunications centers will keep an open channel on radio and tape communications between the members of a pursuit in progress.

SECTION: 450

TITLE: RCMP PURSUITS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

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6. No more than two police vehicles should pursue a fleeing vehicle. The second vehicle should maintain a safe distance behind the first pursuing police vehicle to provide backup assistance.

7. No criticism will be leveled against a member whose judgement dictates the need to discontinue a hazardous pursuit.



8. A pursuit will be abandoned when the risk to anyone becomes too great, when the pursuit becomes futile or apprehension by other means is possible.



9. A decision to abandon a pursuit may be made by:



1. The driver of a police pursuit vehicle,



2. The senior member directly involved in the pursuit, or



3. The supervisor monitoring the progress of the pursuit.



B. DOCC DISPATCHER RESPONSIBLITY



When a member reports that he/she is in hazardous pursuit of a vehicle, it is imperative that the DOCC dispatcher make note of the patrol unit's location, direction of travel, and the description of the vehicle that the member is pursuing and enter the information into CIIDS in the location field of the Patrol Update screen.



As soon as possible, notify the NCO i/c of the Detachment involved. If you are unable to contact a NCO from the Detachment involved, try and contact a NCO from a Detachment that may be providing assistance or a NCO that may be currently working the individual Dispatch zone (to allow a radio patch).



Once you have advised the NCO, contact any Detachments or PD's that may be in a position to assist and relay any information available to the Detachment or PD and request their assistance.



Leave the repeater channel open and monitor the channel. The PU modify screen on CIIDS shall be pinned and the information (with as much detail as possible) as broadcast by the member shall be typed in the "Location" field.



SECTION: 450

TITLE: RCMP PURSUITS

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

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C. MANITOBA PURSUIT

If a pursuit will be travelling into Manitoba, the Dispatcher shall contact the Winnipeg OCC to implement a patch with the Manitoba patrol units and the F Division pursuing vehicle. The details can be found in CIIDS, User Defined, ID: man, Det: !!.



Southern Saskatchewan highways entering Manitoba (including Hwy 1), the direct phone line to the dispatcher is 1-204-984-1199.



For highways in central Manitoba/Saskatchewan (including Hwy 10 to Yorkton), the direct phone line is 1-204-984-1115.



D. ALBERTA PURSUIT



If there is indications that the pursuit will be travelling into Alberta, the Dispatcher shall

contact the appropriate Alberta OCC to request K Division assistance.



E. PURSUITS INTO THE CITY OF REGINA



Regina Police Service has a policy of not responding or assisting with pursuits that will be entering the city of Regina. Their policy is to not pursue offenders if other means are available to apprehend the offenders (licence plate, known subjects, etc).





F. PRINTING HISTORY OF PATROL UNIT



To assist in the preparation of the report by the patrolling member of the pursuit, the Dispatcher shall print a complete copy of the patrol units history from CIIDS on completion of the pursuit.



The printed copy will be left on the CSC's desk so that the information is available when and if the member requests a copy of the radio conversation.

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


** SECTION L-29. PURSUIT POLICY



**L-29.1 Introduction



The first responsibility of every police officer is the protection of life and property. Motor vehicle pursuit that exposes the member, suspect or the general public to unnecessary risk of injury or death is inconsistent with that responsibility.



By their nature, the dynamics of vehicle pursuits can and do change drastically in a fraction of a second. The potential for loss of life is always present and because of this, vehicle pursuit should only be considered as a last resort, where circumstances justify the risks involved. Regardless of our intentions or the outcome of any actions, it is the circumstances upon which we made our decision that will determine whether or not a pursuit was justified.



Due to the inherent dangers associated with pursuits, the Service will make every effort to minimize their frequency and negative consequences.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)



** L-29.2 Definitions



Pursuit - A pursuit occurs when a police officer operating a motor vehicle attempts to stop another vehicle, the driver intentionally ignores direction to stop and the police officer continues to follow.



('01-Jan-15)



Primary Unit - The unit that initiated pursuit is deemed the "Primary Unit" and will maintain that status throughout, unless immobilized or otherwise directed. The Primary Unit should be a marked two-person vehicle. The passenger assumes communication responsibility.



Secondary Unit - The closest available vehicle is deemed the "Secondary Unit" and shall be directed to join pursuit as the back-up unit.

Boxing - Boxing means the safe positioning of one or more police vehicles immediately around a stationary suspect vehicle to prevent its moving forward, backward or sideways.



SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Boxing should not involve planned contact by a police vehicle with the suspect vehicle.

Heading Off - Heading Off means intentionally driving a police vehicle into the path of a pursued vehicle in a manner that does not provide reasonable opportunity for the suspect driver to avoid a collision without taking evasive action. Heading Off will only be attempted in an extreme emergency.



Paralleling - Paralleling means intentionally following a pursuit along a parallel or similar route, whether or not speed is adjusted to catch up to or keep pace with the pursued vehicle.



Passing - Passing means overtaking another vehicle and moving ahead of it.



Pinning - Pinning means intentionally using one or more police vehicles to safely, physically contact and contain a stationary suspect vehicle. Pinning is not intended to disable or damage a suspect vehicle. The police vehicle(s) are used to pin the suspect vehicle against a solid object or another vehicle to prevent its movement.



Ramming - Ramming means intentionally using one or more police vehicles to physically contact a suspect vehicle whether it is moving or not, and by causing sufficient damage or otherwise, render it incapable of moving.



Roadblock - Roadblock means an intentional obstruction of traffic for the purpose of stopping one fleeing vehicle.



Tire Deflation Device -Tire Deflation Device means a device designed to deflate tires, issued by the Regina Police Service for that purpose.

('02-June-05)



L-29.3 General



(1) Every police officer has a responsibility to try to apprehend offenders. Nothing in this policy is meant to deter or excuse any member from fulfilling that responsibility. In the case of offenders in vehicles, the time to decide whether or not to continue that effort is when it is apparent the motorist is ignoring direction to stop.

('02-June-05)





SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


(2) Stopping a suspect vehicle must be a planned exercise designed to provide "police control" in the timing and location of the stop. To minimize "lead time", emergency equipment should not be activated until the distance between the vehicles has been closed and the member is prepared to conduct the stop. The

Highway Traffic Act sets out the ways in which peace officers may depart from the Act, regulations and the Regina Traffic Bylaw for the purpose of carrying out their duties.

('02-June-05)



If the suspect vehicle does not stop when directed to do so, the senior member of the primary vehicle will be responsible for the decision to commence or to continue a pursuit. However, a supervisor may overrule the senior member and order that the pursuit be terminated.



L-29.3



**(3) Where it is evident that a motorist is attempting to evade apprehension, Sections 25, 26 and 27 of the Criminal Code must be considered. Critical to the issue is the "test of reasonable and probable grounds and the exercise of justifiable force".



The decision to pursue or apprehend the violator in another and perhaps more reasonable manner must be considered as an alternative to pursuit; i.e., the fugitive can be identified, follow-up investigation of licence number or vehicle description, etc.



On the other hand, circumstances may justify pursuit if it is necessary to prevent the commission of an offence for which a person might be arrested without warrant and that would be likely to cause immediate and serious injury to the person or property of anyone.

('02-June-05)



**(4)Motor vehicle pursuit may be considered when:



the suspect's driving, independent of any police action, is such that it constitutes a criminal offence and presents a serious and continuing endangerment of the public or the police or,

an occupant of the pursued vehicle is arrestable for a previous offence so serious

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


that the need for immediate apprehension outweighs the level of danger created by the pursuit. Possession of a stolen vehicle alone does not justify a pursuit.

Examples of driving action that may justify pursuit include:



Attempting to strike a police officer or member of the public,





Deliberately striking other vehicles or property in a manner that endangers the public or the police,



Sustained, extremely reckless behaviour in or near an occupied school zone or other area where pedestrians are at risk.





Examples of a previous offence that may justify pursuit:



A suspect escaping from the scene of a serious personal injury offence,

A dangerous offender unlawfully at large.

('02-June-05) ('01-Jan-15)



* (5) Nothing in this policy prohibits the proactive, safe deployment of a Tire Deflation Device before a pursuit begins, to prevent a suspect from fleeing in a motor vehicle.

('02-June-05)

L-29.3



(6) A member deciding to initiate or continue a pursuit must weigh all the factors involved. Serious consideration will be given to not initiating a pursuit or to discontinuing a pursuit if any of the following conditions is present:



(a) The offence in itself does not involve danger to the public;



(b) Saskatchewan licence number has been obtained or the fugitive is otherwise known or can be identified by the pursuing officers;



(c) The fugitive disobeys one or more red lights or stop signs or other traffic control devices;



SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


(d) The fugitive is on a motorcycle;

(e) The driver of the pursued vehicle appears very young;



(f) There are passengers in the pursued vehicle;



(g) There is a break in communications that is other than momentary e.g.: out of range of communication system where vehicles cannot communicate with each other;



(h) The pursuit has lasted more than two minutes;



(i) Under no circumstances will a Regina Police Service member become



involved in a pursuit while a member of the public is riding in the police vehicle.



** (7) Once pursuit is commenced, all available emergency equipment must be utilized, and in no circumstance will traffic regulations be disregarded unless both flashing emergency lights and siren are activated.

('02-June-05)



(8) When a pursuit is initiated by a one-person unit, unmarked vehicle, canine unit or van, the operator will only continue the pursuit until a two-person marked unit can assume the position of primary unit. The operator of the one-person unit, unmarked vehicle, canine unit or van will then assume the responsibility of secondary unit.

'(01-Jan-15)





L-29.3



(10) The consequences of continuing pursuit must be very carefully considered. No member of the Service will be faulted or criticized for terminating a pursuit. The decision to continue will be contingent on what is reasonable under the circumstances.

(11) A decision to pursue, or any deviation from Policy must be justified by those who take the action and those who approve it.

(01-Jan-15)





SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


L-29.4 Line Responsibility

* (1) When pursuit appears imminent, the Communications Centre will be notified immediately by the primary pursuit vehicle and advised of:



(a) reason for pursuit and that pursuit criteria are being met;

(b) direction of travel and speed;

(c) description of the suspect vehicle;

(d) licence number if available;

(e) number of visible occupants;

(f) any other relevant information.

('02-June-05)



(2) The Communications Centre Supervisor or, if absent, the senior Communications Officer, will immediately monitor the situation, assist in organizing all police vehicles directly or indirectly involved in the pursuit, and:



(a) conduct a general broadcast on all police talk groups;

(b) clear all unnecessary air traffic;

(c) notify and/or identify the assigned Field Supervisor;

(d) identify a specific talk group, separate from the main talk group, when it is deemed more appropriate;

(e) notify the Watch Commander;

(f) assign primary and secondary units;

(g) monitor pursuit progress and unit status;

(i) record all units involved in the pursuit in the CAD incident history;

(j) notify R.C.M.P. Telecommunications as necessary.

(99-June-29)

L-29.4



(3) The Communication Centre will ensure there is a re-broadcast on an ongoing basis on all talk groups, of information and locations pertinent to the pursuit. This will ensure that members who are not involved are made aware of pursuit progress.





** (a) The assigned Field Supervisor will become apprised of the reason for the

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


pursuit, monitor its progress and will terminate the pursuit if the danger created by the pursuit outweighs the need for immediate apprehension.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)



(b) The assigned Field Supervisor, in consultation with the Communications Centre Supervisor, may request a specific talk group, separate from the main talk group, when it is deemed more appropriate after considering safety issues and other ongoing incidents.



** (c) A NCO commanding the operation and trained and qualified in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard may authorize a member to parallel a pursuit route.

('02-June-05)



* (d) When conditions are favourable and the tactics can be executed with a



minimum of risk, an NCO commanding the operation and trained and qualified in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard may authorize:

- Boxing and Pinning a stationary suspect vehicle (Boxing and Pinning will be authorized simultaneously),

- Deployment of a Tire Deflation Device.

('02-June-05)



**(5) The Watch Commander shall monitor the pursuit and assume overall command responsibility to ensure Service policy and procedure are adhered to and will terminate the pursuit if the danger created by the pursuit outweighs the need for immediate apprehension.



The Watch Commander may authorize:



- Ramming a suspect vehicle in an extreme emergency.

- A Roadblock only in the most serious of circumstances, in conjunction with adequate prior visual warning.

When conditions are favourable and the tactics can be executed with a minimum of risk, the Watch Commander may authorize:



- Passing a suspect vehicle,



SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


- Only in an extreme emergency, Heading Off a suspect vehicle.

('02-June-05) ('01-Jan-15)('99-June-29)



L-29.4



(6) When a pursuit has been terminated, the assigned Field Supervisor will ensure all units have disengaged pursuit. All units will verbally acknowledge the instruction to terminate the pursuit to the Communication Centre. The Communications Centre will record the termination and subsequent acknowledgment.



(7) Having been instructed by the senior member in the primary vehicle or any supervisor to terminate a pursuit, members shall not follow at a distance or engage in any activity which, no matter how described, is still in fact a pursuit.



A Supervisor may instruct personnel to check the vicinity where the suspect vehicle or suspect(s) were last seen and direct personnel to park their vehicles at strategic locations to observe pedestrian/vehicle traffic. These tactics are only to be used when it is reasonable given the circumstances.





L-29.5 Pursuit Tactics



(1) Number of Pursuit Vehicles - Unless directed by the Field Supervisor, only two (2) vehicles will be actively engaged in pursuit. All other police units will keep to their assigned area and remain alert to pursuit progress.



(a) A member involved in a pursuit will not attempt to pass another police vehicle engaged in the pursuit unless specifically instructed to do so by the member in the other vehicle.



** (b) A member will not parallel a pursuit route unless directed by the NCO commanding the operation.

('02-June-05)



(2) Primary Unit - The Primary Unit will maintain that status throughout the pursuit, unless immobilized or otherwise directed. The Primary Unit should be a marked two-person vehicle. The passenger assumes communication responsibility.



(3) Secondary Unit - The Secondary Unit will, as much as possible, keep the Primary

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Unit in view. In circumstances where it is impractical for the Primary Unit to maintain communication, the Secondary Unit will relay to Communications Centre a status report of the pursuit. A member of the Secondary Unit will be responsible for broadcasting any pertinent information at the termination of a pursuit, thus allowing the members of the Primary Unit to effect an arrest or enter into a foot chase without delay.

(4) Canine Vehicles - Canine vehicles not directly involved in a pursuit will closely monitor a pursuit in progress and be aware of the suspect vehicle's changing location. With due regard to safety requirements, the Canine vehicle(s) will attempt to be in close or projected proximity of the suspect vehicle in the event of abandonment and fleeing suspect(s). In the event a Canine vehicle initiates a pursuit, the Canine vehicle will be replaced by a marked two-person unit as Primary Unit. The Canine vehicle will then be designated as Secondary Unit.



*(5) Boxing and Pinning - Boxing and Pinning a suspect vehicle will only be attempted when all the following conditions are met:



- authorized by a NCO commanding the operation and trained and qualified in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard,

Pinning will be considered a use of force, and accordingly, is subject to Use of Force and Risk Management reporting requirements.

('02-June-05)





** (6) Heading Off or Passing - Heading Off or Passing a suspect vehicle will only be attempted when all the following conditions are met:



- authorized by the Watch Commander,

- conditions are favourable and,

- the tactic can be executed with a minimum of risk.

('02-June-05)



** (7) Ramming - Ramming will only be attempted when authorized by the Watch Commander in an extreme emergency.



SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Ramming will be considered a use of force, and accordingly, is subject to Use of Force and Risk Management reporting requirements.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)

**(8) Roadblock - A roadblock may only be used in the most serious of circumstances, in conjunction with adequate prior visual warning and when authorized by the Watch Commander. Under no circumstance will a "roadblock" provide a total obstruction of a street or roadway.



Reference: Sub-section L-89.5.

('02-June-05)





* (9) Tire Deflation Device - A Tire Deflation Device will be deployed only by a NCO trained and qualified in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard, in favourable conditions and when the tactic can be executed with a minimum of risk. The NCO commanding the operation and trained and qualified in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard must first authorize any such deployment.



The use of a Tire Deflation Device will be considered a use of force, and accordingly, is subject to Use of Force and Risk Management reporting requirements.



If used to stop a vehicle with fewer than four wheels, a Tire Deflation Device is likely to cause a loss of control and potentially deadly consequences. Therefore, a



Tire Deflation Device will only be used to stop a vehicle with less than four wheels as an extreme last resort, in the most serious of circumstances. Any such deployment will be considered a use of deadly force and subject to the test of reasonable and probable grounds and the exercise of justifiable force.



Maintenance: The NCO deploying a Tire Deflation Device is responsible to deliver it to the Garage Attendant for inspection and repair.

The Fleet Maintenance Supervisor will ensure the Tire Deflation Device is satisfactorily repaired and returned to the appropriate vehicle as soon as possible.





SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


** (10) Boxing and Pinning, Heading Off, Passing, and Ramming pursued vehicles, and the use of Tire Deflation Devices may be pre-approved by the Executive Committee for individuals identified in an approved operation plan to address special circumstances.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)('99-June-29)



** (11) Firearms - The discharge of firearms at fleeing vehicles, except in self defence or when being fired upon or as an extreme last resort, is prohibited. Members must recognize the fact issue sidearm ammunition has minimal effect on the glass, steel and rubber components of motor vehicles and may ricochet, injuring third parties.

('02-June-05)





L-29.6 R.C.M.P. Jurisdiction



** (1) If there are indications that the pursued vehicle may leave the City, the Communications Centre will notify R.C.M.P. Telecommunications and request assistance. The NCO commanding the operation, if trained and qualified in their use in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard, may consider authorizing the deployment of Tire Deflation Devices in these circumstances.

('02-June-05)



(2) Once outside the City, if the R.C.M.P. are in a position to assist, they will assume primary responsibility for pursuit and Regina Police Service unit(s) will assist in a secondary back-up status. If sufficient R.C.M.P. units are in position to take up Primary and Secondary status, Regina Police Service unit(s) will discontinue pursuit and be subject to recall.

(3) Members are to be aware that the R.C.M.P. have and will use "Spike Belts" in roadblock situations. Accordingly, approaching police vehicles will ensure

adequate caution and vehicle control is exercised to avoid unnecessary damage to police pursuit vehicles.



** (4) In the event the R.C.M.P. initiates a pursuit outside the City of Regina and it becomes apparent it will continue into the City, the Communications Centre will be advised by R.C.M.P. Telecommunications, and will immediately notify the Watch Commander. Pursuant to this policy, the



SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Watch Commander shall decide whether the Regina Police Service will be involved and how.

('02-June-05)



** (5) If the Watch Commander directs that the Regina Police Service will participate in the pursuit, and a unit is in a position to assist, the Regina Police Service unit will assume the status of "Primary Unit" for the pursuit and the R.C.M.P. will assist as the "Secondary Unit". If sufficient Regina Police Service units are in position to assume the status of "Primary Unit" and "Secondary Unit", the R.C.M.P. pursuit vehicle(s) shall discontinue pursuit. The NCO commanding the operation, if trained and qualified in their use in accordance with the RPS Course Training Standard, may consider authorizing the deployment of Tire Deflation Devices in these circumstances.

('02-June-05)



L-29.6



(6) If the Watch Commander determines the circumstances do not justify the continuation of a pursuit entering the City, the Watch Commander will direct the Communications Centre to advise R.C.M.P. Telecommunications the Regina Police Service will not assist with or continue the pursuit.

('01-Jan-15)



**L-29.7 Immediate Decision Not To Pursue



(1) It is important to record incidents where members have decided not to initiate pursuit. Evidence of past good judgment on the part of members, consistency in following this policy, and the frequency of occasions where criminals refuse to stop for the police can be an invaluable asset when the Service is called upon to defend the actions of its members. Records of such incidents may also lead to charges laid in the future when further information comes to light.

(2) Where a member, having activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop a motorist, recognizes the motorist is intentionally ignoring direction to stop and immediately decides not to follow, the member will submit an Incident Report captioned Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle - Evading Police. (In addition to any other original reports arising out of the incident

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


e.g. Hit and Run, Possession of Stolen Auto). If a member obtains a licence number or identifies a suspect in the vehicle, the member will investigate the incident as circumstances warrant.



(3) If the vehicle is related to any previously reported Incidents, the member will note the related Incident numbers in the Dangerous Operation Report. No separate follow-up reports are required. Records Management will make any necessary cross-references.



No Post-Pursuit documentation is required. The Field Supervisor declaring the Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Report will forward a copy to the Pursuit Review Board.

('01-Apr-26)('01-Jan-15)





L-29.8 Post-Pursuit Action



** (1) The initiating member(s) will prepare a detailed Incident Report captioned Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle - Evading Police (in addition to any other original reports arising out of the incident) in each instance of pursuit, irrespective of the driver being apprehended or identified. The member will justify their decision to pursue, and any deviation from Policy, in their report. The report will be given to the commanding Field Supervisor before the termination of the member's shift when injuries or other unusual circumstances exist. Other pursuits are to be submitted to the Field Supervisor prior to the end of the working block in which the pursuit occurred.

('01-Apr-26)('01-Jan-15)





(2) The Communications Centre Supervisor will complete and direct an inter-departmental memorandum, prior to the conclusion of their shift when circumstances permit or, at the latest, prior to the end of the working block in which the pursuit occurred, to the Watch Commander detailing:



(a) time Communications Centre was advised pursuit commenced;



** (b) compliance with L-29.4(1);



(c) primary unit, personnel and location where pursuit commenced;

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


(d) secondary unit, personnel and location where pursuit commenced;

(e) additional units and their personnel if applicable;



(f) suspect vehicle description and licence number;



(g) time Field Supervisors identified themselves on the air or were notified;



(h) time Watch Commander advised and acknowledged;



(i) time pursuit terminated and location;



(j) time units acknowledged termination notification;

along with:



(k) a copy of the CAD incident history and;



(l) a cassette copy of the pursuit radio communication.





('02-June-05)('99-June-29)



L-29.8



** (3) The Field Supervisor commanding the operation must attend to the termination scene if there is damage, injury, apprehension, suspect vehicle recovery, or any doubt that the pursuit has been terminated. The Field Supervisor will submit a comprehensive critique of the pursuit in memorandum form to the Watch Commander, including;





(a) the names of members operating the police vehicles;



(b) the degree of danger to the public and officers alike;



(c) an analytical evaluation of the pursuit and post pursuit activity;

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


(d) justification why pursuit was not terminated;

(e) deviation from Service policy and procedure and, where the Field Supervisor approved the deviation, justification for it.



(f) steps taken to address inappropriate deviation from policy by members;



(g) form RPS 532 (Use of Force/Vehicle Pursuit Report) attached.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)('99-June-29)



(4) The Watch Commander will immediately notify the involved members' Inspector(s) when a collision occurs during a pursuit or after a pursuit has been discontinued where any injury and/or property damage has occurred, or in any case where civil litigation could become an issue.

(99-June-29)

L-29.8



** (5) The Watch Commander will gather the inter-departmental memos of the Communications Centre Supervisor and Field Supervisor, completed in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) hereof. The Watch Commander will then prepare an overview of all pursuit details, in memo form, including justification why the pursuit was not terminated, and, where the Watch Commander approved deviation from Policy, justification for that deviation.



The Watch Commander will forward their memo with a copy of the Incident Report, all other memos submitted, and the cassette tape to the involved members' Inspector(s). Where a Use of Force Report is involved, the Watch Commander will

forward two copies of the entire package to the involved members' Inspector(s) (one for the Pursuit Review Board and the other for the Use of Force Review Board).



Where injuries or other unusual circumstances exist, the Watch Commander will forward the package(s) before the termination of their shift. Other pursuit reports will be submitted before the end of the working block in which the pursuit occurred. Where the investigating Field Supervisor is not the immediate supervisor of the involved member(s), the Watch Commander will also forward a copy of the Incident

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Report and all memos to those immediate supervisor(s) for their information. The involved members' Inspector(s) will review the file and forward it to the Chair of the Pursuit Review Board. Where any force was used, including Ramming, Pinning or a Tire Deflation Device, the involved members' Inspector(s) will also forward a copy of the file to the Use of Force Review Board.

(6) Whether or not damage occurs to a police vehicle, all incidents of pursuit will be examined by the Pursuit Review Board. This examination will be to determine the circumstances and events of the pursuit and compliance with all established policy and procedure. If the board concludes there was variance from Service policy it will evaluate the appropriateness of the actions based on the circumstances.

(99-June-99)



L-29.9 Pursuit Review Board



(1) Members



The Board will consist of members appointed by the Executive Committee.

(99-June-99)



(2) Mandate



The Board will review all pursuits. At the conclusion of the review, the Board will classify each pursuit into one of the following categories:



A. The member(s) adhered to policy or deviated from policy with just cause.



** B. The member(s) deviated from policy without just cause, but the deviation falls short of category "C" behaviour.

('02-June-05)



C. Member(s) behaviour during the pursuit may constitute Criminal Conduct or a breach of the Police Act Discipline Regulations.

(99-June-99)



(3) Board Recommendations





(a) The Board will forward Category "A" and "B" findings to the members'

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


Inspector(s), who will pass the findings through the supervisory chain to the members' immediate supervisor(s) for action. In the case of a Category "A" finding, the members' supervisor(s) will advise the member(s) their actions were justifiable. In the case of a Category "B" finding, the Board may recommend

training, testing, counselling or charges under Provincial statutes or municipal bylaws. The members' supervisor(s) will ensure the Board's recommendations are implemented within thirty (30) days.

('01-Feb-27)



**(b) The Board will forward Category "C" findings to Professional Standards for review. Professional Standards will review the file and forward recommendations to the Deputy Chief for consideration.

('02-June-05)('99-June-29)

(4) Review



If the employee concerned does not agree with the findings of the Board, they may, within seven (7) days, request that the decision be reviewed by their Deputy Chief. or Executive Director.

(99-June-29)



L-29.9



(5) Time Limit



Except in exigent circumstances, the Pursuit Review Board shall forward recommendations within sixty (60) days of receiving the file.

('99-June-29)



(6) The Pursuit Review Board will prepare a monthly summary. The summary will identify pursuits by date, file number, reason for pursuit, members involved, reporting supervisor, and category, and Immediate Decisions Not to Pursue by CAD Incident number. The report will be distributed to members of the Executive Committee on a monthly basis.

('01-Jan-15)







('02-June-05)('99-June-29)

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


L-29.8

** (3) The Field Supervisor commanding the operation must attend to the termination scene if there is damage, injury, apprehension, suspect vehicle recovery, or any doubt that the pursuit has been terminated. The Field Supervisor will submit a comprehensive critique of the pursuit in memorandum form to the Watch Commander, including;





(a) the names of members operating the police vehicles;



(b) the degree of danger to the public and officers alike;



(c) an analytical evaluation of the pursuit and post pursuit activity;



(d) justification why pursuit was not terminated;



(e) deviation from Service policy and procedure and, where the Field Supervisor approved the deviation, justification for it.



(f) steps taken to address inappropriate deviation from policy by members;



(g) form RPS 532 (Use of Force/Vehicle Pursuit Report) attached.

('02-June-05)('01-Jan-15)('99-June-29)



(4) The Watch Commander will immediately notify the involved members' Inspector(s) when a collision occurs during a pursuit or after a pursuit has been discontinued where any injury and/or property damage has occurred, or in any case where civil litigation could become an issue.

(99-June-29)

L-29.8



** (5) The Watch Commander will gather the inter-departmental memos of the Communications Centre Supervisor and Field Supervisor, completed in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) hereof. The Watch Commander will then prepare an overview of all pursuit details, in memo form, including justification why the pursuit was not terminated, and, where the Watch Commander approved deviation from Policy, justification for that deviation.



The Watch Commander will forward their memo with a copy of the Incident Report, all other memos submitted, and the cassette tape to the involved members'





Inspector(s). Where a Use of Force Report is involved, the Watch Commander will

SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


forward two copies of the entire package to the involved members' Inspector(s) (one for the Pursuit Review Board and the other for the Use of Force Review Board).

Where injuries or other unusual circumstances exist, the Watch Commander will forward the package(s) before the termination of their shift. Other pursuit reports will be submitted before the end of the working block in which the pursuit occurred. Where the investigating Field Supervisor is not the immediate supervisor of the involved member(s), the Watch Commander will also forward a copy of the Incident Report and all memos to those immediate supervisor(s) for their information. The involved members' Inspector(s) will review the file and forward it to the Chair of the Pursuit Review Board. Where any force was used, including Ramming, Pinning or a Tire Deflation Device, the involved members' Inspector(s) will also forward a copy of the file to the Use of Force Review Board.



('02-June-05)('01-Feb-07)'(01-Jan-15)('99-June-29)



(6) Whether or not damage occurs to a police vehicle, all incidents of pursuit will be examined by the Pursuit Review Board. This examination will be to determine the circumstances and events of the pursuit and compliance with all established policy and procedure. If the board concludes there was variance from Service policy it will evaluate the appropriateness of the actions based on the circumstances.

(99-June-99)

L-29.9 Pursuit Review Board



(1) Members



The Board will consist of members appointed by the Executive Committee.

(99-June-99)



(2) Mandate



The Board will review all pursuits. At the conclusion of the review, the Board will classify each pursuit into one of the following categories:



"A" The member(s) adhered to policy or deviated from policy with just cause.



** "B" The member(s) deviated from policy without just cause, but the deviation falls short of category "C" behaviour.

('02-June-05)



"C"Member(s) behaviour during the pursuit may constitute Criminal Conduct or a breach of the Police Act Discipline Regulations.

(99-June-99)





SECTION: 460

TITLE: Regina Police Service - Pursuit Policy

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2002-06-18


(3) Board Recommendations

(a) The Board will forward Category "A" and "B" findings to the members' Inspector(s), who will pass the findings through the supervisory chain to the members' immediate supervisor(s) for action. In the case of a Category "A" finding, the members' supervisor(s) will advise the member(s) their actions were justifiable. In the case of a Category "B" finding, the Board may recommend training, testing, counselling or charges under Provincial statutes or municipal bylaws. The members' supervisor(s) will ensure the Board's recommendations are implemented within thirty (30) days.

('01-Feb-27)



(b) The Board will forward Category "C" findings to Professional Standards for review. Professional Standards will review the file and forward recommendations to the Deputy Chief for consideration.

('02-June-05)('99-June-29)

(4) Review



If the employee concerned does not agree with the findings of the Board, they may, within seven (7) days, request that the decision be reviewed by their Deputy Chief. or Executive Director.

(99-June-29)



L-29.9



(5) Time Limit



Except in exigent circumstances, the Pursuit Review Board shall forward recommendations within sixty (60) days of receiving the file.

('99-June-29)



(6) The Pursuit Review Board will prepare a monthly summary. The summary will identify pursuits by date, file number, reason for pursuit, members involved, reporting supervisor, and category, and Immediate Decisions Not to Pursue by CAD Incident number. The report will be distributed to members of the Executive Committee on a monthly basis.

('01-Jan-15)





SECTION: 470

TITLE: DOCC Procedures - Peace Officer Safety Issues

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


What follows is a procedure that has been developed in consultation between the "F" Division RCMP and the various Municipal Police Services in Saskatchewan to allow the exchange of Officer Safety Messags between the agencies.

This system has its limitations and please be aware of them. In some cases the most effective way to pass on this type of information will be via the direct route.



1. Municipal Police Services



To send information via Info Web to Saskatchewan RCMP units



A. Make sure the information you want to pass on is in a format that the RCMP can open. For example, narrative messages should be in WordPerfect or a Text Format (txt). Any images should be in JPEG format.



B. Phone DOCC at 780-5563, and ask to speak to the Watch Supervisor.



C. The Watch Supervisor will provide you an email address where you can send your information. The Watch Supervisor will then dispatch the message to the RCMP units via the Info Web.



1. The email address that the Watch Supervisors will use is:



FDiv_HQ_DOCC@RCMP-GRC.GC.CA



2. If the Watch Supervisor is a t i/c of the Watch, they will use their own RCMP email address. This would take the form of:



Joe.Blow@RCMP-GRC.GC.CA



2. RCMP



To send information via Info Web to Saskatchewan Municipal Police Services.



A. Make sure the information you want to pass on is in a format that the Municipal Police Services can open. IN most cases save your narrative messages to a TEXT format (txt) and images should be in JPEG format.





SECTION: 470

TITLE: DOCC Procedures - Peace Officer Safety Issues

SUPERSEDES/RESCINDS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:


B. The member will phone DOCC and ask to speak to a Watch Supervisor.

C. The Watch Supervisor will provide the member with an email address (as above) where they can send their attachments and then the Watch Supervisor will email the message to the individual Municipal Services.



3. Municipal Police Service Email Addresses:



A. Prince Albert - centralrecords_paps@sasktel.net



B. Regina - RecCPIC@police.regina.sk.ca



C. Saskatoon - communications@police.saskatoon.sk.ca



D. Moose Jaw - mjpolice@city.moose-jaw.sk.ca



E. Corman Park - police.service@rmcormanpark.sk.ca



F. Weyburn - policeserve@city.weyburn.sk.ca



G. Estevan - policechief@city.estevan.sk.ca



H. Dalmeny - dalmenypolice@sk.sympatico.ca



I. File Hills - bruceparker48@hotmail.com



Some of these Police Services are not 24 hours. The major departments are all 24 hours with the exception of Moose Jaw PS