Announcement coming about police watchdog in Sask.: minister

Saskatchewan’s justice minister says change is needed in police oversight in the province because the current model isn’t acceptable. Don Morgan said officials are sorting out details and an announcement will be coming about the future of an independent police…

Sask. RCMP commanding officer ‘wouldn’t stand in the way’ of civilian oversight

The commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP said he would support the province if it introduced civilian-led oversight for police. The Ministry of Justice has said officials are exploring what options exist in other provinces, but there’s no timeline or…

FSIN calls for end to ‘epidemic’ violence against Indigenous women and girls

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says violence against Indigenous women and girls needs to end. Story continues below The FSIN made the statement on Monday after the final report from the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous…

Sask. government emphasizes on “Safety for All” during Missing Persons Week

The Saskatchewan government is putting a focus on safety during Missing Persons Week which runs May 5-11. “Safety for All” is this year’s theme. Story continues below “It’s an unfortunate fact that there are families out there who are still…

Gun amnesty program underway in Saskatchewan

A gun amnesty program is underway in Saskatchewan in an effort to reduce gun violence in the province. Weyburn police Chief Mario Pritchard, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, hopes the program will help curb future gun…

Sask. government funds $330,000 to strengthen provinces police services

The Saskatchewan government is providing municipal police services and community-based organizations around the province more funding for new policing tools and programming. Through the Criminal Property Forfeiture Program, the Ministry of Corrections and Policing has committed close to $330,000 in…

Change made to allow police in Saskatchewan to name homicide victims

Saskatchewan’s justice minister says it was an unintended consequence that police would withhold the names of homicide victims when they were brought under provincial privacy laws. Don Morgan said that’s why the government recently amended a regulation to spell out…

Cannabis rules for Saskatchewan law enforcement officers

On Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will be legalized. So what will this mean for those who serve to protect the public? Police forces across Canada continue to roll out their pot policies. The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police has…