Policy No: 02/00-35
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 29 of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police services board to have a policy on prisoner transportation. In addition, section 13(1)(m) requires the Chief of Police to establish procedures and processes in respect of prisoner transportation.
Furthermore, section 53(5) of the Police Services Act permits the use of special constables by police services to escort and convey persons in custody.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board with respect to prisoner transportation that the Chief of Police will:
establish procedures on prisoner transportation that require compliance by police officers/special constables with the police service’s procedures on prisoner care and control;
ensure that police officers/special constables used to escort persons in custody have the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this function; and
ensure that appropriate safety equipment is used/available to police officers/special constables performing this function.