Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division is made up of plain clothes officers. The Division consists of a Sergeant in charge, five investigators, one investigator/crime analyst and a two-person Organized Crime Unit, which is integrated with a Moose Jaw Police Service member and an R.C.M.P. member.
These officers receive specialized training in the area of general investigations, interviewing, child abuse, major crimes and drug investigative techniques.
The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for investigating serious crime and crimes that require lengthy investigations.
Community Program and Safety Unit
The Community Programs and Safety Unit works with community partners in businesses, service groups, schools, youth and government to prevent crime and provide education. The Unit works to continually build working relationships with the community to further our vision of "Together we make a difference."
The Unit also promotes traffic safety in the community by the enforcement of traffic bylaws and the Traffic Safety Act through Selected Traffic Enforcement projects and Intersection Safety initiatives in partnership with S.G.I.
Forensic Identification Unit
The Forensic Identification Unit provides forensic services to the entire police service. The Unit consists of one full-time Forensic Identification specialist supplemented by six scene-of-crime officers who are trained in crime scene photography and evidence collection. The Forensic Identification specialist processes all major crime scenes by conducting crime scene examination, photography, detection of evidence, documentation of evidence as well as latent fingerprint development and identification, DNA and physical comparison of evidence.
In 2009, the Moose Jaw Police Service established a canine unit. In September of that year, trainer Brian Amm took on the task of training two brand new handlers and dogs. Handlers and dogs went through a 20 week general duty and drug detection course. By the middle of January 2010 the general duty initial certification had been completed for both teams. The drug detection profile was completed by the middle of February 2010. The two teams have learned to become proficient in the areas of tracking, criminal apprehension, searching, obedience, agility and drug detection.
The primary function of the canine unit is to provide support to patrol officers. The police canines play an integral role in apprehending individuals who have committed serious criminal offences. The teams respond to any or all crimes in progress where suspects are fleeing on foot or possibly hiding from police. They are also used to locate evidence of a crime such as weapons or clothing, or for locating drugs. Canine teams visit schools and do demonstrations for community groups as well.
Currently, the Moose Jaw Police Service has two handler/dog teams: Cst. Sills and PSD Andy and Cst. Scheske and PSD Loki. Both dogs are German Shepherds.
Since 1994, our police-based service has operated out of the Moose Jaw Police Service. Then in 1999, the RCMP-Moose Jaw partnered with the Moose Jaw Police Service so they could offer Victims Services in their respective area. We now provide services to victims of crime and tragedy in the City of Moose Jaw and rural area of Moose Jaw.
We have dedicated staff, supported by highly trained security cleared volunteers from the community. We work directly with the Moose Jaw Police Service and RCMP to provide emotional support, information, court support and referrals to victims of all types of crime and trauma.
Volunteers and staff provide emotional support in person and over the phone to victims, witnesses and their family members. We do not provide counselling but we can make referrals to appropriate counselling services in the community.
Information and Practical Assistance
Volunteers and staff can provide information on the status of your case, police and court procedures, your rights, etc. We can also assist in filling out Victim Impact Statement forms, Victims Restitution and Victims Compensation forms.
We can also provide information about the justice system, witness information about testifying, updates on court appearances, referrals to Victim/Witness Coordinator, court accompaniment and liaising with the police and crown prosecutors.
Advise the victim of available resources, referral to appropriate resources and helping access these services.
Volunteers are essential to our program and provide the majority of the direct services to victims. Volunteers are security cleared and receive extensive basic and ongoing training. If you are interested in making a positive contribution to your community through a rewarding volunteer experience, or if you have questions about volunteering, please contact the Coordinator@ (306) 694-7621.
Community Policing Division
The Community Policing Division of the Moose Jaw Police Service provides first response to community issues and needs, utilizing community-based policing practises to protect life, property and uphold the laws. To achieve a safe community the members of the Community Policing Division are committed to developing partnerships with our citizens, businesses, community-based organizations and government services and work continuously with our partners to identify and reduce community risk factors, to prevent victimization, to enhance road safety and to respond effectively to social disorder and crime.