A long term vision for policing in Saskatoon is the cornerstone of a consultant’s report.
The document reviewed by the Board of Police Commissioners advises policing planners take the city’s projected growth into account and deal with the social factors behind crime.
The report also points to a lack of patrol time for officers in Saskatoon.
Chief Troy Cooper says they hope to find an efficient way to reduce the time officers spend responding to calls which would allow more patrols.
Cooper also says Vancouver is utilizing 11 instead of 12 hour shifts to become more efficient, but that would require a change in the collective bargaining agreement.