Policy No: 02/00-6
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 5(1)(b) of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police service to have a criminal intelligence capacity.
Section 5(4) of the regulation allows a police service to deliver criminal intelligence by contracting with another police service, or entering into arrangements to provide this service on a combined, regional or cooperative basis.
Furthermore, section 29 of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police services board to have a policy on criminal intelligence. In addition, section 13(1)(c) requires the Chief of Police to establish procedures and processes in respect of criminal intelligence.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board with respect to criminal intelligence that:
criminal intelligence will be provided by the York Regional Police; and
the Chief of Police will:
establish priorities and procedures for criminal intelligence, including strategic and tactical intelligence;
promote the use of criminal intelligence analysis by supervisors to identify areas or issues requiring directed patrol, targeted enforcement or problem-oriented policing initiatives; and
ensure, if the police service uses its own members to perform the criminal intelligence function, that the members have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this function and the necessary tools and equipment.