The purpose of this policy is to ensure that:
(a) all policies and procedures approved and adopted for use by the Department incorporate best practices, are up-to-date and relevant, minimize the Department’s risks, and provide clear guidelines to all Department personnel for carrying out their duties;
(b) there is a standardized procedure by which all Department policies and procedures are managed, in terms of the processes by which they are created, approved, structured, maintained, and communicated to members;
(c) appropriate Departmental personnel have input into policy development; and
(d) the requirements of the Police Act are met.