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Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020

ONTARIO REGULATION 132/20

formerly under Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS IN POLICING SERVICES

Consolidation Period:  From July 15, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 390/20.

Legislative History: 390/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Terms of Order

1. The terms of this Order are set out in Schedule 1. O. Reg. 390/20, s. 3.

SCHEDULE 1
USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS IN POLICING SERVICES

Application

1. This Order applies to police forces within the meaning of the Police Services Act and police services in which policing is delivered by First Nations Constables appointed pursuant to subsection 54 (1) of the Police Services Act.

Use of force

2. Despite any other statute, regulation, order, policy, arrangement or agreement, including a collective agreement, chiefs of police of police forces or police services mentioned in section 1 may authorize police officers, First Nations Constables or special constables to perform duties involving the use of force if they successfully completed the training course on the use of force referred to in subsection 14.2 (1) of Regulation 926 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Equipment and Use of Force) made under the Police Services Act within the 24-month period before the authorization is made.

Use of firearms

3. Despite any other statute, regulation, order, policy, arrangement or agreement, including a collective agreement, chiefs of police of police forces or police services mentioned in section 1 may authorize police officers or First Nations Constables to carry a firearm if they successfully completed the training course on the use of firearms referred to in subsection 14.2 (2) of Regulation 926 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Equipment and Use of Force) made under the Police Services Act within the 24-month period before the authorization is made.

Authorization

4. A chief of police’s authorization under section 2 or 3 remains in effect as long as this Order is in effect, unless the chief of police revokes the authorization earlier.

 

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