Policy Bulletin 629

Policy Bulletin

Policy number and title:

Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 568-4 – Preservation of Crime Scenes and Evidence

Why was the policy changed?

Further to recommendations resulting from several Board of Investigation Reports, modifications were made to provide greater clarity and guidance on the subject of preservation of crime scenes and evidence within the CSC context.

What has changed?

Substantive modifications were made throughout the policy document. The most significant changes are noted below:

How was it developed?

This policy was revised by the Preventive Security and Intelligence Division in cooperation with the Security Operations Division, the Incident Investigations Branch, and the Strategic Policy Division. Full consultations with internal and external stakeholders were held.

Who will be affected by the policy?

All staff responsible for the preservation of evidence and taking control of a crime scene.

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