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Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

ONTARIO REGULATION 416/23

OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS

Consolidation Period: From December 18, 2023 to the e-Laws currency date.

Note: THIS REGULATION IS NOT YET IN FORCE. It comes into force on April 1, 2024, the day paragraph 1 of subsection 261 (2) of Schedule 1 (Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019) to the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019 comes into force.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Board members

1. The following is the oath or affirmation of office for the members of police service boards, O.P.P. detachment boards and First Nation O.P.P. boards:

I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada, which recognizes and affirms Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous peoples, and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge my duties as a member of the (insert name of police service board, OPP detachment board, or First Nation OPP board as applicable) faithfully, impartially and according to the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, any other Act, and any regulation, rule or by-law.

So help me God. (Omit this line in an affirmation.)

Police officers, First Nation Officers and special constables

2. The following is the oath or affirmation of office for police officers, First Nation Officers and special constables:

I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will uphold the laws of Ontario and Canada, including the Constitution of Canada, which recognizes and affirms Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous peoples, and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge my duties as (a police officer, a First Nation Officer or a special constable, as applicable) faithfully, impartially and according to law.

So help me God. (Omit this line in an affirmation.)

Auxiliary members of police services

3. The following is the oath or affirmation of office for auxiliary members of a police service:

I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will uphold the laws of Ontario and Canada, including the Constitution of Canada, which recognizes and affirms Aboriginal and treaty rights of Indigenous peoples, and that, when authorized to perform police duties by the chief of police, I will discharge my duties as an auxiliary member of the (insert name of police service) faithfully, impartially and according to law.

So help me God. (Omit this line in an affirmation.)

Oath or affirmation of secrecy

4. The following is the oath or affirmation of secrecy for police officers, First Nation Officers, special constables and auxiliary members of a police service:

I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will not disclose any information obtained by or made available to me in the course of my duties as (a police officer, a First Nation Officer, a special constable or an auxiliary member of a police service, as applicable), except as I may be authorized or required by law.

So help me God. (Omit this line in an affirmation.)

5. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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