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New Police Chief

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners announced Wednesday January 17, 2018 that Troy Cooper is the Police Chief-Elect of the Saskatoon Police Service. He commences his duties on February 28, 2018.

Commission Chair Darlene Brander said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Cooper as Chief of Police in Saskatoon. He is the candidate who will continue to motivate and engage our highly qualified Police Service while he concurrently engages with groups and residents throughout our city. We found the community leader we wanted.”

The planning process for recruitment, evaluation and selection of the next Chief of Police was launched in the summer of 2017. In early fall, the Commission announced the recruitment process was underway, and updated the public as the process moved ahead, noting that the Commission remained 100% on track with its stated schedule. From the outset, the Commission’s target was to have the new Chief in place by the first Quarter of 2018.

The standard set of responsibilities for a Chief of Police, include: the management, administration and operation of the Police Service; the maintenance of law and order; the prevention of crime within the City of Saskatoon; and the maintenance of discipline within the Police Service.

Chair Brander added, “Our Commission members knew, right from the start, that we were looking for more than the mandatory set of skills. We wanted to find a Chief of Police who was, among other things, a true community leader, who had displayed exemplary skills in his or her interaction with the community. And we wanted to find a Police Chief who has the proven ability to fully engage and motivate an outstanding Police Service.”

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners communicated, on several occasions during the recruitment process, its complete level of satisfaction with the quality of applications received. The Commission can confirm that it received applications that were internal and applications that were external to the Saskatoon Police Service and can also confirm that it received applications from across Canada. Additional information on applicants cannot be provided in the interests of the confidentiality of the applicants.

Contact:
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair Darlene Brander through the City Clerk’s Office at 306-975-3240.
Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Vice-Chair Carolanne Inglis-McQuay through the City Clerk’s Office at 306-975-3240.
Dwight Percy, Consultant to the Saskatoon Police Commission, 306-222-1361 or dwight@percycomm.ca
Police Commission Website: www.saskatoonpolicecommission.com

Police Chief Survey

The recruitment process for Saskatoon’s next Chief of Police is now fully underway.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners wants to ensure that citizens have the opportunity to share their views and opinions about the top attributes and priorities in the selection of the new Police Chief.

The Commission has set up a very brief (just 4 questions) and anonymous survey that provides an opportunity for you to provide your views. The survey can be found on the Police Commission’s website at saskatoonpolicecommission.com in the top right corner of the home page. Clicking on “What Residents Want In Their Next Police Chief” will take you directly to the survey.

The Saskatoon Police Commission will use this response from the survey of the public to refine its selection criteria in the recruitment, selection and hiring of Saskatoon’s next Police Chief.

Graffiti Reduction

Spring can often mean that it is graffiti season. Rinks are often a target for Graffiti. If you experience graffiti please follow these steps:
Record It – Take a picture of the graffiti vandalism as soon as it is identified.
Report It – Report all incidents of damage to your property by calling Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Remove It – Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. The faster and more frequently graffiti is cleaned up, the less it reappears.

What can I do if I see graffiti on someone else’s property?
To report graffiti vandalism on property other than your own call 975-2828. More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/housing-property/graffiti-reduction

Saskatoon Police Services Community Night

Saskatoon City Police are hosting a Community Night on June 14, 2017. Last year Saskatoon Police Services hosted 3 of them (one for each division), but attendance wasn’t great. This year SPS is hosting one larger event to allow residents to interact with the Police force.

Saskatoon City Police Community Liaison Officers
Central Division:
Cst Dawn Epp
306-975-8032 dawn.epp@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Northwest Division
Cst Jing Xiao
306-975-2296 jing.Xiao@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

East Division
Cst Imran Siraj
306-975-2267 imran.siraj@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

#GetMyBikeBack

The Saskatoon Police Service would like to remind citizens of the importance of record-ing serial numbers, specifically bicycles, in order to claim lost or stolen property that has been recovered by Police through an awareness campaign called #GetMyBikeBack.

Through the #GetMyBikeBack awareness campaign, Police are encouraging people to take a picture of the serial number for their records. In the event the bike is stolen and recovered, Police will then be able to return the bicycle to its rightful owner.

“These days, everyone has their phone either on them or within reach, so we’re encouraging people to snap a quick photo of the bike’s serial number,” says East Di-vision Inspector, Patrick Nogier. “It’s an easy and convenient way to keep a record so that in the event your bike is stolen, that serial number is easily accessible to provide to Police.”

Police are also working with local cycling businesses to encourage persons purchasing bicycles to take a picture of the serial number before they leave the stores.

Bike theft continues to be a problem in Saskatoon and is often linked to residential Break & Enters and Possession of Stolen Property.

The bicycles that are recovered but un-claimed are auctioned off at various times throughout the year. Last year there were over 550 bicycles that were recovered by Police that went to auction.

Saskatoon Police Service
76-25th St E., Saskatoon, SK S7K 3R6
Phone: 306-975-8300
Saskatoonpoliceservice.ca

Community Police Academy

The Saskatoon Police Service is once again accepting applications for the Community Police Academy scheduled for this fall. The goal of the Academy is to give the participants a better understanding of the Police Service through information and education. The people attending the Community Police Academy are members of the Saskatoon community from all walks of life.

The Community Police Academy is a 13 week course held in the fall; weekly sessions are 3 hours long. The sessions will be held in the classroom at the Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon. In addition there will be a ride-along option with a Patrol member and a sit-along in Detention or the Communication units. A Graduation Ceremony will be held upon completion.

The deadline to apply is August 1st. To apply, click this link: http://police.saskatoon.sk.ca/cpa/

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Police Academy Coordinator:
Constable Jing Xiao, Community Liaison Officer
306-975-2296; Jing.Xiao@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Elder’s Teachings – Saskatoon Police Workshops

Elder’s Teachings – Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality
By Walter and Maria Linklater

Saskatoon Police Service is proud to host a series of educational workshops:

Wed. March 23, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Creation Story and Wheel of Live teachings
Wed. April 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Ceremonies and Protocol
Wed. April 13, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Womens Teachings (all can attend, not restricted to women)
Wed. April 27, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm): Connecting the past to the future, where we have been and where we are going.

Attend one of all of the sessions. Register early as it will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served.
The teachings will be held in the Culture Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Please RSVP to Janice Linklater 306-975-2278
Email: janice.linklater@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Teen/Parent Drug Talk – Saskatoon Police Services

What can a Cop, a Reformed Drug Dealer and Columbian Immigrant teach you about Illicit Drugs?

Part 1 – Education
Join Constable Matt Ingrouille as he uses his 10 years of policing experience, 5 of which were spent in the drug section to give an overview of the most prominent street drugs in Saskatoon. He will also provide an overview of addiction. A reformed trafficker will tell his story of addiction and recovery. Finally, a Colombian immigrant will share the international impact of the drug trade through a personal story that includes the murder of his family members.
When: December 2, 7-9:30pm
Where: Saskatoon Police Services, 76 25th Street East
Who: All parents and teens

Part 2 – Treatment
Designed for parents who suspect or know their teen to be using. Constable Matt Ingrouille will be presenting with a team of addictions workers and discuss real, hands-on strategies that will help parents on the road to recovery. It is encouraged that you attend Part 1 if you intend on attending Part 2.
When: December 9, 7-9:30pm
Where: Saskatoon Police Services, 76 25th Street East
Who: Parents of teens who may already be using drugs

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Public Consultation

“Creating a Culture of Community Safety”
Tuesday June 16th 7-9pm at the Farmer’s Market (inside)

This is the first time that the Police Commission has hosted a public forum for a long time. This as a very timely opportunity to have a dialogue with the community about community safety, to hear directly from residents about their experiences and ideas.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners is holding a public consultation to hear directly from Saskatoon residents about these issues:
– Does our community feel safe to you, to your friends and to your neighbours?
– What tells you whether our community feels safe or not?
– Who has the responsibility for creating a safe community?
– What do you believe should be the areas of greatest focus going forward by the police service and other agencies?

This is an opportunity to speak directly to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners on “Creating a culture of community safety,” an issue that affects every one of us.

More information can be found here

Saskatoon Police Community Information Night

You are invited to the Saskatoon Police Service Community Information Night.

Dates:
April 13, 2015 (Central Division), 7 pm to 9 pm – Contact: Cst. Robson, 306-975-2265
April 20, 2015 (East Division), 7 pm to 9 pm – Contact: Cst. Epp, 306-975-8032
April 27, 2015 (Northeast Division), 7 pm to 9 pm – Contact: Cst. Xiao, 306-975-2296

Location:
Community Board Room
76 25th Street East, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Police Service

Topics:
Drugs, Graffiti, Anti-bullying
Citizens Patrol, Q&A