Presentation on theme: "1 Police Resources in Saskatchewan. 2 Policing Agreements Provincial Police Services Agreement (PPSA) 20 year agreement expiring in 2012 Between the federal."— Presentation transcript:
2 Policing Agreements Provincial Police Services Agreement (PPSA) 20 year agreement expiring in 2012 Between the federal Dept. of Public Safety and the Province Cost of policing is split 70% Provincial and 30% Federal Province sets the budget cap and allocates their 70% share The Federal government then provides the 30% top up.
3 Policing Agreements Municipal Police Service Agreement (MPSA) 20 year agreement signed in conjunction with the PPSA Between the Dept. of Public Safety and the city Available only to cities over 5000 population Cost sharing for cities over 15,000 is 90% city and 10% federal government Cost sharing for cities under 15,000 is 70% city and 30% federal government As with the PPSA the city sets the budget cap and allocates their share The federal government then provides their share.
4 Policing Agreements Community Tripartite Agreements (CTA) Agreement between the Federal government, the Provincial government, and the First Nation community. These vary in length but are subject to the Dept of Public Safety’s First Nations Policing Policy which is currently under review. The cost share is 48% Provincial, and 52% Federal. Resourcing levels are negotiated between these two levels of government with RCMP input. There are currently 131.5 members in 34 CTA s serving 52 First Nations
5 Federal Policing Saskatchewan also has approximately 124 federal positions Paid for 100% by the federal government Responsible for enforcement of Federal Statutes Drugs Customs Immigration Border Integrity
6 Resource Levels Resource requirements are reviewed annually by the RCMP and estimates provided to the funding partners. Budget caps are set by the contract partner (province or municipality). As many police officers as possible are purchased within the allocated budget cap. These resources are then distributed according to the current resourcing methodology.
7 Saskatchewan Provincial Police Service The current annex under the PPSA for Saskatchewan is 837.5 This is a combination of police officers and civilian members. (Also approximately 150 Public Servants) The current provincial policing cap in Saskatchewan is $114,869,000. Annually approximately 60 are unavailable to work (off duty sick, maternity/paternity leave, suspended) There are approximately 750 Regular and Civilian members available for duty. 83 (+/- 5) vacancies
8 Resourcing Methodologies Police Resourcing Methodology (PRM). A new system being rolled out in the province in 2008/2009. A comprehensive computer program that factors in many variables such as travel time to calls / number of members / types of offences and shift schedules. 4 detachments have been completed to date. Technical difficulties with the program have caused delays. Problems are in the process of being worked out
9 Resourcing Methodologies Police Resourcing Methodology (PRM) Allows the funding partner to set parameters E.g. response times to priority calls & proactive time Provides a suggested resource level which will be utilized to assist in the effective and efficient deployment of manpower It is anticipated that this will be completed on every detachment in Saskatchewan by the end of 2009.
10 Resource Allocation Once analysis is done on all detachments in the province a 5 year average is established Resources are then allocated to the highest need locations in consultation with the District Management Teams
11 Vacancies Vacancies can be planned (referred to as hard vacancies), ie a specific position is designated and not staffed for a predetermined length of time. Vacancies can be unplanned (soft vacancies), a member is on sick leave or takes maternity leave. Vacancies can be rotational, the time it takes to identify and physically move a member into a position. Collectively all three of these are used to manage the vacancy pattern.
12 RCMP Policing in Saskatchewan & RCMP Cost Redistribution February 1, 2009 Terry Hawkes Director of Programs & Finance Policing Services Division Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety & Policing Len Desautels Staff Sergeant Client Services RCMP “F” Division - Regina
13 Introduction RCMP contracted as Provincial Police Service. RCMP provides police service as Provincial Police Service to: all communities less than 500; all Rural Municipalities; northern communities. These communities contribute towards cost of policing through an assessment.
14 Introduction – cont’d Communities greater than 500 make their own arrangements for policing: Municipal Police Service; Regional Police Service; Contract with Canada to use RCMP. Communities between 500 and 5000 that use RCMP as municipal police service can choose: Independent, stand-alone contract with Canada; Participate in provincial RCMP Cost Re-distribution Program.
15 Introduction – cont’d Communities greater than 5000 that use RCMP as municipal police service must have an independent, stand-alone contract with Canada. Communities greater than 20,000 cannot use RCMP as municipal police service. Municipal police service Regional police service
16 RCMP Cost Redistribution Available for communities less than 5000 who are policed by the RCMP. (All have chosen to participate) Ensures all communities contribute towards cost of policing. Intended to be 100% cost recovery. Provincial Police Service supports RCMP municipal policing: Overall division administration Individual detachment supervision Support Services (ERT, Major Crime, Canine, etc.)
17 RCMP Cost Redistribution - History Concerns about cost inequities expressed by SUMA. Joint Task Force established in 1995 to recommend cost distribution model. Cost Redistribution implemented in 1999 based on Task Force’s recommendations. Per capita charge based on size of municipality and location of RCMP detachment. Grant provided to small municipalities to offset cost. Grant discontinued in 2000.
18 RCMP Cost Redistribution – History cont’d Rates have changed over the years but the model stayed constant until 2006. In 2006 model was changed so that the only criteria affecting per capita rates was RCMP detachment location. $20 difference between communities with a detachment and those without. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 approx. $13.54 M collected. Current per capita rate is $52.45 with a detachment and $32.45 without. Calculated to recover costs of 167.5 officers and support staff.
19 RCMP Cost Redistribution - Benefits Affordability of police service – especially for communities with high policing needs. Easier billing and coordination for RCMP. Issues concerning administrative support at detachment level are reduced.
20 RCMP Cost Redistribution - Disadvantages Staffing levels removed from local control. Pay for “police service” not a certain number of officers. Additional officers and support staff must be approved by “group”. RCMP resources are concentrated where needs are high - leaving fewer officers in other areas. Smaller communities now contribute towards policing costs.