September 7, 2022 Board of Police Commissioners

Date:

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – July 6, 2022, July 18, 2022 and August 25, 2022

4. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS

Additions:

Item 11.1 Commissioner Smith - Board Policy Respecting Extra-Duty Employment

Item 11.2 Commissioner McDougall - Canadian Association of Police Governance 33rd Annual Conference Virtual Registration

5. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
6. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
7. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS
– NONE

8. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS

8.1 Correspondence 
8.2 Petitions
8.3 Presentations
8.3.1 Presentation – Use of Force and Arrest Policies in the Context of Executing Warrants in African Nova Scotian communities – El Jones [PDF] 

9. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

10. REPORTS/DISCUSSION
10.1 HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE/ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE CHIEF UPDATES

10.2 STAFF 
10.2.1 Overview of Police Transformation Study [PDF]

10.2.2 Enforcement of the Protection of Property Act at Homeless Encampment Sites in Municipal Parks

- Halifax Regional Police [PDF]

- Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police [PDF]

10.3 MEMBERS OF BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
10.3.1 Commissioner Smith - Response to the Recommendations of the Nova Scotia Police Review Board [PDF]
Motion: 
That the Chair of the Board of the Police Commissioners direct the chief officer of the Halifax Regional Police to prepare a staff report responding to the recommendations of the Nova Scotia Police Review Board and outlining:

1. If Halifax Regional Police will be implementing the suggestions put forward by the Review Board;

2. What training and education is in place for officers for the three topics outlined in the Nova Scotia Police Review Board decision;

3. Highlighting improvement opportunities in education or training related to the outlined topics; and

4. A plan to address the necessary improvements.

10.4 COMMISSIONER UPDATES

11. ADDED ITEMS

11.1 Commissioner Smith - Board Policy Respecting Extra-Duty Employment [PDF]
Motion:
1.    That the Board of Police Commissioners waive notice of motion as set out in section 49(1) of Administrative Order One, Respecting the Procedures of the Council. 

2.    That the Board of Police Commissioners direct the Chief of Police to present to the Board proposed written policies respecting extra-duty employment and off-duty employment by members of the Halifax Regional Police for review and adoption by the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners as Board policies.

11.2 Commissioner McDougall - Canadian Association of Police Governance 33rd Annual Conference Virtual Registration [PDF]
Motion:
1.    That the Board of Police Commissioners waive notice of motion as set out in section 49(1) of Administrative Order One, Respecting the Procedures of the Council. 

2.    That the Board of Police Commissioners approve the registration of the Board of Police Commissioners as a virtual participant at the Canadian Association of Police Governance 33rd Annual Conference and First Nations Police Governance Conference to be held in-person and virtually in Saskatoon from September 7 to 11, 2022. The Board’s virtual registration will be for up to five attendees including Commissioner Yemi Akindoju.

12. ITEMS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION 

13. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)
The Board of Police Commissioners may rise and go into a private In Camera (In Private) session, in accordance with Section 51 of the Nova Scotia Police Act for the purposes of dealing with the following:

13.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – July 18, 2022 and August 25, 2022
Motion: 
That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of July 18, 2022 and August 25, 2022 be approved as circulated. 

Private and Confidential Information Items
1. Private and Confidential In Camera (In Private) Information Report - re: Security Matter

14. NOTICES OF MOTION

15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – October 5, 2022

16. ADJOURNMENT    

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INFORMATION ITEMS 

1. Memorandum from Inspector J.R.R Landry, A/OIC Halifax District RCMP dated August 24, 2022 re: RCMP Memorandum – Gun Violence and Gun Seizure Statistics [PDF]

2. Information report from the Legislative Assistant dated August 31, 2022 re: Requests to Present to the Board of Police Commissioners [PDF]

 

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Andrea Lovasi-Wood, Legislative Assistant, at lovasia@halifax.ca or 902-240-7164.

To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca
More information: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/a-c/board-police-commissioners/engagement-bopc, click on “Correspondence”