Contracting Private Firms as Community Safety Officers

Year: 2017

Number: 27-17M

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

Midterm: Yes

WHEREAS many municipalities are requesting enforcement for weights and speeds;

WHEREAS unlike bylaw enforcement officers, Community Safety Officers have the ability to enforce weights and speeds;

WHEREAS recruiting, training and equipping a Community Safety Officer can be financially prohibitive for a single municipality, or even for a group of municipalities;

WHEREAS because the current program does not allow private firms to train their personnel under the Community Safety Officer program, municipalities cannot contract private firms as Community Safety Officers to enforce weights and speeds;  

WHEREAS the contract use of private firms for enforcing weights and measures would benefit municipalities, the Province, and the RCMP;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to enable municipalities to contract private firms for the purpose of enforcing weights and measures.

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Sep. 5, 2019