Policy No: 02/00-1
Effective Date: July 26, 2000
Section 29 of the Adequacy Standards Regulation requires a police services board to have a policy on problem-oriented policing. In addition, section 3 requires the Chief of Police to establish procedures and processes on problem-oriented policing.
It is the policy of the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board with respect to problem-oriented policing that the Chief of Police will:
require appropriate supervisors and front-line members to work, where possible, with municipalities, school boards, businesses, community organizations and members of the public to address crime, public disorder and road safety problems;
require appropriate supervisors and front-line members to promote and implement problem-oriented policing initiatives to respond to identified crime, community safety, public disorder and road safety problems, including repeat calls for service and repeat victimization;
ensure that supervisors and front-line members are provided with information and resource material on problem-oriented policing;
promote the use of directed patrol, targeted enforcement and other initiatives to respond to high crime or high occurrence places/areas and serial occurrences;
develop procedures to support the promotion and implementation of problem-oriented policing; and
provide information in the annual report on the steps taken by the police service to promote, implement and evaluate problem-oriented policing initiatives.