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XXVII ER-010 – Canine Unit




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

Adequacy and Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg. 3/99.

Occupational Health and Safety Act Diving Operations Regulation 629/94.

It is the policy of the Board that:

  1. The Service will provide the services of a canine unit by using its own members;
  2. The services will be available 24 hours a day and within a reasonable response time;
  3. The Chief of Police will:
    1. establish procedures that set out the circumstances in which the services of the canine team will be deployed, including the process for obtaining the services and reporting relationships;
    2. establish procedures for the deployment of other emergency response services, including assistance from other agencies;
    3. develop and maintain a manual on canine services that is available to each member providing this service;
    4. ensure that members performing the functions of a canine team and/or unit have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide the canine functions assigned;
    5. ensure the ongoing training of members who provide this service; and
    6. ensure that the appropriate equipment, consistent with the Ministry’s recommended equipment list, is used/available to the members who provide this service.

adequacy standards, emergency response