21 Fairford Street West
Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 1V2
Moose Jaw Police Service
21 Fairford Street West
Click the titles below to learn about how each of our departments work to keep our communities safe.
Criminal Investigation Section (CIS)
The Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) is a specialized investigative branch of the Moose Jaw Police Service responsible for conducting investigations related to:
At the beginning of 2022 CIS consisted of 6 members. The unit is led by a Staff Sergeant and includes 2 Sergeants and 3 Constables. The Service will be looking to add an additional Constable later in 2022 to provide focus to the areas of drugs and gangs as well as Internet Child Exploitation. Both positions were approved by the Board of Police Commission in 2021 for implementation in 2022.
MJPS has an agreement with the Ministry of Social Services and since 2018 a member of the Ministry’s Child Protection Services has worked out of the CIS office and with members trained in Child Abuse investigations. This collaborative approach allows decisions to be made regarding the most appropriate course of action for an investigation with the child’s interests and needs being the priority.
These officers have received specialized training in at least one of the areas of investigation that CIS is responsible for but in most situations have received training in multiple areas to equip them to handle a variety of complex investigations.
In 2019 MJPS sent our first officer to receive training in the area of Internet Child Exploitation from the Canadian Police College. This officer works with the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (SICU) on files that have a victim or suspect that reside in Moose Jaw. At the end of 2021 a second officer from our unit received the same training and will begin to investigate and work with SICU in 2022.
Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
The goal of the Moose Jaw Police Service Crisis Negotiation Team is to help those in crisis to achieve a peaceful resolution. This is achieved through the use of verbal communication, active listening and negotiation.
The MJPS Crisis Negotiators Team (CNT) was in established in 1998. All CNT members are required to attend the Canadian Police College in Ottawa to obtain certification in Crisis Negotiations. The team uses specialized equipment to assist them with negotiations in many different high-risk situations. Negotiators are trained to manage these high-risk incidents involving; persons who take hostages, armed and barricaded subjects, high risk suicide attempts, and high-risk warrants. Team members learn and train on an ongoing basis, simulating real life scenarios in order to maintain and hone their specialized skills.
The CNT team is comprised of 6 officers who work along side MJPS Tactical Safety Unit, K-9 and MJPS Drone Pilots. The team also works with outside agencies and Emergency Response Teams.
Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS)
The Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) unit is comprised of 4 Constables. These members work toward making Saskatchewan Highways and Moose Jaw roadways safer for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.
The CTSS Unit works closely with the RCMP, other Municipal CTSS units, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol, and Saskatchewan Government Insurance.
The CTSS unit is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and is part of the Protection and Response Team (PRT). Also included in the PRT are the RCMP, Conservation Officers, and Saskatchewan Highway Patrol. The goal of the PRT is to reduce rural crime, make rural roadways safer, and reduce the response time to emergency calls for service outside of urban centers. The CTSS members assist the RCMP and other Municipal Police Services with response to in-progress criminal code and other emergency calls for service when outside Moose Jaw; and perform a similar function when patrolling inside city limits.
The CTSS unit’s mandate is to spend approximately 1/3 of their time in Moose Jaw, and the other 2/3s on the highways outside Moose Jaw.
Community and Strategic Services (CSS)
The Community and Strategic Services Unit is comprised of a Staff Sergeant and two Constables.
The goal of this unit is to develop, promote, and deliver crime prevention initiatives to educate and increase community awareness; reduce the opportunity for threats to the safety and security of citizens; and address community concerns and problems.
Establish and maintain a positive relationship with administration, staff, and students in the Moose Jaw School Systems by providing presentations and assisting in the implementation of pro-active educational programs; provides information to students, staff, and parents regarding the Criminal Justice System.
Establishes a liaison with community organizations, associations, school boards, businesses, and other police agencies to identify and resolve problems and to develop and coordinate crime prevention initiatives; serves on boards and participates in committees as required.
Forensic Identification Specialists (FIS)
Forensic Identification Specialists require highly specialized, formal training before they are able to attend crime scenes and give evidence before the Courts.
Forensic Identification Specialists provide knowledge and skills in the areas of fingerprinting, physical evidence comparisons, Forensic photography, digital imaging, and crime scene techniques. Forensic Identification Specialists are also responsible for the recognition, collection, examination, preservation, and presentation of evidence.
Police and Crisis Team (PACT)
The Police and Crisis Team (PACT) is a partnership between the Moose Jaw Police Service and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. PACT intervention is aimed to help create a better outcome for individuals and families struggling with mental illness.
The Moose Jaw Police Service acknowledges the need for enhanced involvement with community groups and agencies to better assist people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and housing insecurities. Our PACT units pair a police officer with a mental health professional (Social Worker) to help direct individuals with mental health issues to appropriate services. We serve individuals who are experiencing mental illness and or addiction issues and provide real-time response to real-time crisis. The team shares resources and information, thereby improving public and personal safety through collaborative and effective crisis intervention.
Additional benefits of the partnership include a reduced number of arrests for disturbances, a decrease in the number of emergency-room visits, stabilization of recipients in the community, and successful crisis resolution by triaging services to appropriate agencies.
Finally, follow-ups are often conducted to ensure the client is no longer experiencing a mental health crisis. The Moose Jaw Police Service currently has two full time teams providing seven day a week coverage for the City of Moose Jaw.
Moose Jaw & District Victim Services is a team consisting of a Coordinator, Admin. Assistant and volunteers providing ongoing support, information, and referral services to victims of crime and traumatic events.
We work along side the Moose Jaw Police Service as well as the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Mounted Police to support individuals in our community. We strive to have meaningful partnerships in Moose Jaw and area to refer individuals to appropriate resources, agencies and organizations that one will benefit from.
The MJPS Canine Unit originated in 2009 with two canines and two handlers and now has expanded to a unit of four dogs and four handlers. Handlers are partnered with and works exclusively with their own Police Service Dog (PSD), and are assigned to each patrol shift and are available 24 hours a day. Canine Teams attend to all in progress criminal events, and assist with high-risk scenes. The General-Purpose tasks of the PSDs include tracking, area searches in all types of indoor and outdoor settings, evidence detection, and criminal apprehension. PSDs track and search, following the scent trail left behind by the humans they pursue at such criminal events such as armed robberies, auto theft, break and enter or weapons offence. Canine members also visit schools regularly and perform demonstrations for community groups. Each PSD is highly obedient and will only follow commands from their specific handlers.
Canine “basic” training is a 16-18 week course where the canine and handler are paired together and learn to perform the functions that are required to provide service to the community. Ultimately the team must “qualify” at the end and then each year after to the Saskatchewan Provincial Standard for Police Dogs. The standard sets out the minimum profile requirements that each team must be able to perform in order to provide service to the community. Profiles include: Obedience, Tracking, Person Search, Evidence Search, and Criminal Apprehension. At the conclusion of basic training, teams must continue to maintain and train in each of these profiles year-round in order to pass their annual qualifications. Teams train daily while on shift, monthly together within the MJPS Canine Unit, as well as two scheduled training weeks per year. MJPS Canine trains alongside teams from across the province, including Regina Police Service Canine, Prince Albert Canine, & Ministry of Environment Canine. They also attend Canine seminars alongside Canine teams from across Canada.
Canine’s career’s vary in length and depend highly on the animal’s health and ability to perform their duties. We typically start a dog into police work between 12 months and 2 years of age. The term in the Canine Unit is 5-7 years with two 1-year extensions available. The handler is expected to work at minimum 5 years in the unit but can remain for 7 without special request. Typically, teams “retire” together under normal circumstances when the dog is between 7-10 years old.
PSD Merc and Cst Biniaris
PSD Mace and Cst Lea
PSD Argo and Cst Amiot
PSD True and Cst Woods
Police Service Dogs Fun Facts:
• Dogs go home at the end of each shift and live with their handers and families.
• When a dog is retired most handlers purchase their dog for a small fee.
• Police officers compete for positions in the Canine Unit, and must show above average physical fitness, problem solving skills, tactical skills, and a desire to work with dogs.
• Dogs chosen must have a strong work drive, above average curiosity, be fearless, friendly and outgoing.
• German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are used extensively because they have a good balance of all of these qualities.
Community Policing Division
Community Policing Division
The Community Policing Division is responsible for community oriented policing that promotes community based problem solving,
collaborative partnerships with businesses, innovative community programs, and quality delivery of service.
The Community Policing Division is the largest division within the Moose Jaw Police Service and are the front line in all calls for service.
Whether it be handling bylaw complaints, traffic enforcement, mental health assistance, neighbourhood disputes and criminal offences.
This division consists of a Superintendent who manages 4 teams to ensure that there are police officers available to assist the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Each team consists of a Watch Commander, Street Supervisor and 6 Constables.
The Men and Women of the Community Policing Division are a passionate and engaged group of Police Officers looking to hold offenders accountable
and protect the citizens of the City of Moose Jaw while maintaining Public Trust and encompassing the Moose Jaw Police Services standard of “Integrity, Vision and Community”