Provincial Policing Standards
Amendments to Section 40 of the Police Act came into force January 2, 2012 to allow the government to create binding standards on police and to evaluate compliance with the standards.
Most of the new policing standards posted here are currently in effect, but some come into effect on later dates. The standards developed to date are posted here for your information only and you will find the effective dates within each standard.
In addition to the binding standards, other information related to standards and evaluation is included below under Addenda.
All the standards can be downloaded in a single document:
Below are links to the various provincial policing standards.
1. Use of Force
2. Training for Police Officers
3. Training Courses and Development
4. Equipment and Facilities
5. Specialized Investigations
*Beginning in November 2014, Standards have accompanying principles documents.