Provincial Adequacy Standards requires the Chief of Police to report annually to the Police Services Board on the use of force by the members of their Service.

“Use of Force” reports are required to be submitted by every member of the Service who uses force in any one of the following situations:

  • Draws a handgun, or discharges a firearm in the presence of the public, while on or off duty.
  • Points a firearm at a member of the public.
  • Uses a weapon other than a firearm on another person.
  • Uses physical force on another person that results in any injury requiring medical attention.
  • Deploy the CEW (Conducted Energy Weapon) as a force presence, arched, laser pointed, press/drive stun mode, or discharged with probes.

Discharges a firearm to destroy an animal that is potentially dangerous or so badly injured that humanity dictates it’s suffering to be ended.

The total number of reports has decreased from 2014 to 2015.

Physical ControlImage result for pictures of hands

Remains a viable option but proved ineffective resulting in a CEW
being displayed as a “demonstrated force presence”
to gain physical control in all incidents.

Crime Stats Physical Force

Aerosol Weapon (Pepper Spray) Use of Force - Aerosol Weapon

Continues to have no reported incidents;

Use of Impact Weapons (batons)

Continues to have no reported incidents;

 Impact Weapons

Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) Use of Force - Conducted Energy Weapon

Conducted Energy Weapon Stats

Lethal Force (Handgun drawn and/ or pointed at a person) Image result for glock handgun

Firearm Stats

The discharge of a Firearm in 2014 was
to end the suffering of an injuried animal.

Number of Subjects Involved In Use Of Force Incidents With Weapons

Injuries Sustained by Subjects and Officers
(only minor injuries sustained)

Injuries Substained

In all reported cases of Use of Force, the reporting officer used tactical communications in an effort to reasonably resolve the situation.

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