New Definitions, Sections for Serious Incidents Involving Police


Saskatchewan (The Police (Serious Incident Response Team) Amendment Regulations, 2022)

Order in Council 579/2022, dated December 15, 2022, amended The Police Regulations by adding three new parts (General, Serious Incident Response Team, and Coming into Force). New definitions and sections under Serious Incident Response Team include sections regarding to: prescribed classes of special constables, separation of officers, officer status, officer notes, interviews, use of statements, investigation summary, investigation file available to police service, and timing of investigation summary.  

This change implements a civilian-led independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to investigate serious incidents involving police officers.

Serious injury is defined as: (a) a fracture of the skull, jaw, vertebrae, rib, pelvis, humerus, radius, ulna, femur, tibia or fibula; (b) burns, cuts or lacerations that require admission to a hospital on an in‑patient basis; (c) the loss of any part of the body; (d) the loss of vision or hearing; (e) internal injuries that require admission to a hospital on an in‑patient basis; (f) any injury caused by the discharge of a firearm.

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