New integrated set of standards for policing
A new common set of standards for policing will provide an integrated approach to community safety across Prince Edward Island.
A total of 10 recommendations from the recently completed Crime Prevention and Policing Service Model Review will be implemented over the next 12 to18 months and government will work with police partners on additional recommendations. Together, the recommendations will lead to better crime control, more strategic and intelligence-led policing, and more cohesive partnerships in crime prevention.
“Through an Island-wide set of police standards we can better support police throughout the province in their important role in preventing crime, keeping our communities safe, and protecting those most vulnerable in society,” said Premier Wade MacLauchlan, minister of Justice and Public Safety.
Improvements in interoperability will help all partners understand the root causes of crime and proactively address community problems, using police resources in the most effective and targeted manner. The Island-wide set of police standards will also enable specialized police service teams that will be created in areas like major case management and forensics.
“This has been the first review of Prince Edward Island police services in 40 years,” said Premier MacLauchlan. “Through this review we heard from nearly 200 police partners and we heard directly from Islanders. Islanders feel police do a good job, so by supporting better integration of our police services we will ensure there are quality policing services across the province while also improving officer safety.”
Prince Edward Island is policed by the RCMP “L” Division with five detachments, along with three municipal police departments: Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington. There are also security police officers at UPEI in Charlottetown, and enforcement services are provided by conservation officers attached to provincial government departments.
For more information, visit Crime Prevention and Policing Service Model Review.
Department of Justice and Public Safety