XXII ER-005 – Crisis Negotiators

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

 

LEGISLATION

Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg. 3/99, ss. 21(1), 21(5), 23, 24, 25(2)(a), 25(3).

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that:

  1. The Chief of Police will ensure that the Service will provide the services of a crisis negotiator by using Service members, which will be available 24 hours a day and within a reasonable response time;
  2. The Chief of Police will ensure that a crisis negotiator will not perform any incident management role other than crisis negotiation;
  3. The Chief of Police will establish procedures that set out the circumstances in which a crisis negotiator will be deployed;
  4. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain a manual on crisis negotiation that is available to each member providing these services;
  5. The Chief of Police will establish a selection process for members who provide this service, including ensuring that members who provide this service meet the requirements of the Adequacy Standards Regulation;
  6. The Chief of Police will ensure that every crisis negotiator has successfully completed the required training accredited by the Ministry of the Solicitor General (“the Ministry”) or has equivalent qualifications and skills as approved by the Ministry;
  7. The Chief of Police will ensure the ongoing training of members who provide this service; and
  8. The Chief of Police will ensure that appropriate equipment, in accordance with the Ministry’s designated equipment and facilities list, is available to members who provide this service and used by them.

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