Policy No: 02/00-3
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 4(2) of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police service, using its own police officers, to provide community patrol consisting of:
general patrol; and
directed patrol in the areas and at the times where it is considered necessary or appropriate.
Section 29 of the regulation requires a police services board to have a policy on community patrol. In addition, section 4(3) requires the Chief of Police to establish procedures and processes relating to community patrol which address when and where directed patrol is considered necessary or appropriate, based on such factors as crime, call and public disorder analysis, criminal intelligence and road safety.
Furthermore, section 4(4) allows a police service to obtain the assistance or support of another police service to enhance its capacity to undertake community patrol under extraordinary circumstances.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board with respect to community patrol that the Chief of Police will:
establish procedures and processes on community patrol, including when directed patrol is considered necessary or appropriate based on such factors as crime, call and public disorder analysis, criminal intelligence and road safety; and
ensure that written arrangements are in place with other police services to obtain their assistance or support in enhancing the community patrol function in extraordinary circumstances.