The purpose and role of the City of Fort Saskatchewan Policing Committee is that of a liaison which acts as a communication link between the RCMP, City Council and the community. The Committee retains the responsibility to ensure that the community receives adequate policing.
The Policing Committee is comprised of seven voting members, serving without remuneration appointed by a resolution of Council. The membership shall include:
- one member of City Council
- six members of the public-at-large
Public Complaints Director
The Public Complaints Director receives complaints against police officers from the public and refers them to the Officer In Charge of the RCMP Detachment.
Frequency of Meetings
The Committee shall hold regular meetings at a frequency to be determined from time to time by the Committee, but not less than six meetings per year.
Role and Responsibility as a Committee Member
- Provide community feedback to the RCMP and Protective Services Department concerning policing and City Bylaw enforcement strategies and activities;
- Review and advise Council on the annual RCMP goals and priorities;
- Cooperate and liaise with community groups in creating programs or pursuing initiatives to improve public safety;
- Make recommendations to Council relating to policing matters or relevant community issues, as it may deem advisable, on its own initiative or upon request of Council;
- Assist in selecting the Officer In Charge;
- Assist the Officer In Charge in resolving public complaints;
- Any other duties as may be required in the Police Act;
- Submit a yearly report to Council; and
- Submit an annual budget to Council.
All persons appointed to the Committee shall:
- Take the Oath of Office as prescribed in Schedule 2 of the Police Act
- Undertake a criminal records review and suitability screening through the RCMP
Director Protective Services