The matter of a discipline proceeding under The Police Act, 1990, between the Chief of Police of the Regina Police Service and Cpl. Darryl Blampied has now been concluded with an agreed statement of facts and joint recommendation for disposition.
The Police Act proceedings were a parallel process to a criminal matter in which 43 year-old Darryl G. Blampied, a ten-year member of the Regina Police Service, was charged with Impaired Driving [253(1)(a)CC] and Exceed .08 [253(1)(b)CC] after RPS investigation into a suspected impaired driver, reported just before 2:28 a.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2012, in the 1000 block of Park Street. Blampied, who was not on duty at the time of the incident, was charged and released for a court appearance on February 9, 2012. On January 31, 2012, he was relieved from duty, pursuant to section 53 of The Police Act, 1990, and on February 9, 2012, through his counsel, pled guilty to the charge of operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol exceeding .08.
In a discipline proceeding under The Police Act, 1990, held Friday, February 24, 2012, Hearing Officer David Chow accepted the following jointly-recommended consequences, that Cpl. Blampied:
1. be returned to active service immediately;
2. be reprimanded for his misconduct;
3. be demoted to the rank of Constable, at the pay grade applicable to his years of service;
4. be placed on probation under close supervision for two years. During this period of probation, Cpl. Blampied will not be eligible to compete for promotion, or be eligible for superior duties, assignment as a training officer, or application for other job postings or transfers, except with the prior approval of the Chief of Police;
5. be suspended without pay for 200 hours, the timing of which suspension will be determined by the Executive Officer, having regard to operational demands; and
6. participate in an alcohol addiction assessment in 2012, follow any prescribed treatment plan, and provide the results of the assessment and compliance with the treatment plan to the Chief of Police, including signing any waiver required to allow for that sharing of information.
This matter is now concluded.