Government of Saskatchewan
Community Safety Officer Program
The Community Safety Officer Program provides municipalities and First Nation communities the option to enhance existing community safety services through the employment of Community Safety Officers (CSOs). CSOs deliver high priority/low risk to harm community safety services and provide communities with additional uniformed presence.
This high priority/low risk to harm alternative service delivery model adds flexibility to policing by providing a tiered approach to enforcement, utilizing personnel with varied levels of training and authority. This approach recognizes that many community safety roles do not require police officers. The use of CSOs for these roles enables police officers to remain focused on more complex community safety and serious criminal enforcement activities.