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Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019



Consolidation Period: From April 1, 2024 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Special constable uniforms

1. (1) Any uniform worn by a special constable must comply with the following requirements:

1. It must be of a colour that is readily distinguishable from the colour of the uniform typically worn by police officers and First Nation Officers performing patrol functions in the area where the special constable normally performs their duties.

Note: Paragraph 2 of subsection 1 (1) comes into force on the day that is 18 months after the day section 2 of Schedule 4 to the Enhancing Access to Justice Act, 2024 comes into force.

2. It must include pants or shorts that have a light purple stripe running along the length of both legs of the garment.

3. The phrase “Special Constable”, “SPECIAL CONSTABLE”, “Constable spécial”, “Constable spéciale”, “CONSTABLE SPÉCIAL” or “CONSTABLE SPÉCIALE” must,

i. be clearly legible on any shoulder flashes, and

ii. appear prominently and be clearly legible on any part of the uniform worn on the upper body, including any patrol jacket.

(2) The phrase “Special Constable”, “SPECIAL CONSTABLE”, “Constable spécial”, “Constable spéciale”, “CONSTABLE SPÉCIAL” or “CONSTABLE SPÉCIALE” must appear prominently and be clearly legible on the front and back of any body armour worn by a special constable.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a special constable who is,

(a) employed by the Niagara Parks Commission; or

(b) employed by a special constable employer that employs police officers pursuant to the law of another jurisdiction.

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