Officer Note Taking
Policy No: 02/00-24
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 31(1)(c) of the Police Services Act (PSA) requires a police services board, in providing adequate and effective police services, to establish policies for the effective management of the police service.
In addition, section 41(1)(a) requires the Chief of Police to administer the police service and oversee its operations in accordance with the objectives, priorities and policies established by the board.
Furthermore, consistent with these provisions of the PSA, and demonstrated through jurisprudence and public inquiries/inquests, a police services board should establish a policy on, and the Chief of Police should establish procedures for, the effective note taking by members of the police service.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board that the Chief of Police will establish procedures relating to officer note taking, including the secure storage and retention of police officer notes.Back to Adequacy Standards