Paid Informants and Agents
Policy No: 02/00-17
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 29 of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police services board to have a policy on informants and agents. In addition, section 13(1)(e) requires the Chief of Police to establish procedures and processes in respect of informants and agents.
For the purposes of this requirement, informant means a “paid” informant of the police service.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board with respect to paid informants and agents that the Chief of Police will:
establish procedures and processes relating to the use and management of paid informants and agents; and
establish procedures on the use of in-custody informants that are consistent with the procedures set out in the Ministry’s designated Ontario Major Case Management Manual.