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De escalating law enforcement

SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL’S CONSULTATION REGARDING TRAINING FOR PEACE OFFICERS AND USE OF FORCE BY POLICE SERVICES

Paul Dubé, Ombudsman of Ontario

October 2023


...The Ontario Ombudsman's report to the former Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services made 22 recommendations. These addressed legislative and regulatory guidelines, use-of-force models, officer training, policy direction around the use of body-worn video, and reporting, tracking, and assessing de-escalation incidents with people in crisis.


Now, seven years later, the Ministry of the Solicitor General has not yet fully implemented any of the 22 recommendations and little progress has been made on the issue of de-escalation...




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