There will be plenty to discuss at Thursday’s Police Services Board meeting.
Chief Mark Saunders will present an overview on the implementation of body-worn cameras, which will include input not only from officers, but from the community as well.
He will also address the Board’s request to consider expanding the use of the cameras to include non-arrest and non-detention interactions.
The body-worn camera pilot project was launched in 4 units across the city in May of this year. Roughly 100 officers were trained and equipped with different kinds of cameras.
Updates will continue to be provided until it’s final assessment.
Chief Saunders will also update the Board on the implementation of recommendations which were part of a review on the use of force, specifically in relation to the service’s mental health strategy, and how officers deal with people in crisis.
That review was ordered by former Police Chief Bill Blair, after the police shooting deaths of several people.
To have a look at the complete Police Services Board agenda, click here.