Community Safety Officer(s)

Res #: 18-22M
Number: 18
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS the resolution #13-22A: Community Safety Officer (CSO) Funding (“the resolution”) was passed at the SARM Annual Convention 2022.

WHEREAS SARM provided the resolution to the Provincial Government for consideration and response.

WHEREAS the Provincial Government’s response to the resolution focused on RCMP services with little to no response regarding the future of CSOs in small urban and rural communities.

WHEREAS small Urban and Rural municipalities will work together to share CSO services.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Province of Saskatchewan to allocate funding for CSO capital and/or operational costs for communities willing to share costs and resources for hiring/contracting Community Service Officers.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Targeted Sector Support Initiative allows for applications for CSO financial support when applied at a Cooperative regional level.