Constructing on the Physique Worn Digicam rollout final 12 months, the Saskatoon Police Service will probably be doubling the quantity from 40 to 80 this 12 months. The 2023 funds for the Police Service allotted $182,000 for the 40 cameras and related tools and licensing prices. That’s simply one of many 120 objects listed within the Police Service’s Enterprise Plan which was introduced to the Board of Police Commissioners this afternoon (Thurs.)
Different key actions highlighted by the Govt Director of the Police Service, Michele Arscott, embrace elevated use of information and analytics to make sure a extra centered strategy on offenders and places, researching and implementing a complete Crime Gun Technique, and growing and implementing a Cyber Technique to scale back on-line fraud and cyber crimes. On the restorative justice facet, one other a part of the plan is to search out alternate options for offenders with minimal prison historical past to allow them to nonetheless settle for the duty for a criminal offense, however with out going to court docket.
As nicely on the assembly, the Board accepted preserving Chief Troy Cooper on for just a few extra years. He started as Saskatoon’s Police Chief on January eleventh of 2018 and his contract continues till the tip of February this 12 months. Mayor Charlie Clark, who is among the commissioners on the board, says Cooper has been efficient in his place and has been by way of what has been a really difficult few years, globally. He suggests Cooper has the suitable character, the strategy, the community-mindedness and the strategic acumen for the job. Cooper’s new contract begins March 1st and runs till the tip of 2025.