Who is needed to make the necessary changes?:
Members of the private sector: given the nature of law enforcement it’s difficult to compare it with the private sector and take away strengths. Careful analysis and consideration of characteristics and practices of the private sector disciplinary action may yield some benefits.
Moving away from philosophical and organizational structure of police forces in regards to disciplinary action and the PSA may allow for police organizations which are modern and flexible.
Ontario Chiefs of Police:
Currently play an integral role in the disciplinary process and PSA, as recommendations regarding the officer's guilt and appropriate penalty are forwarded to the chief of police and a decision is made to either quash or confirm the conviction and confirm, mitigate, commute or remit the penalty.
Anticipate chief’s involvement as an overseer to remain the same
Opinions of front line staff who are the most likely to come in contact policies being formed will be sought.
In doing so, insight that one may not be aware of from a management level is now garnered.
Ensure changes to the PSA reflect a disciplinary process that is effective. Involvement will ensure the PSA reflects not just previous negative connotations such as dismissal and punishment but also reflects building and teaching.
Police constables are agents of the community as such the community interest should be relevant in areas involving police contact with the public.
Who is impacted by the changes?
All of the parties required to make changes to the current policy including Police unions and associations will be impacted by new policy effecting the PSA.
It is important that the interest of all parties involved is accommodated to some degree in order to achieve effective implementation of new policy.
These groups working collaboratively exchanging views and concerns will guarantee…