An eight-year Constable with the Regina Police Service has agreed to the conditions of an 810.(1) recognizance in connection with a domestic-related conflict. It has long been the practice of the Regina Police Service to notify the public if/when a police officer has been criminally charged; however, an 810.(1) recognizance is not a criminal charge. This matter has recently come to public attention by other means; therefore, the Regina Police Service wishes to clarify what this matter is about, and what may be said publicly at this time.
In the Criminal Code, Section 810.(1) is a “Surety to Keep the Peace”. It is a means by which a person, or someone acting on that person’s behalf, may place information before a justice alleging fear of personal injury to themselves, or an intimate partner or child, or damage to property, from another (named) individual. The justice will consider the information and may order that the (named) individual enter into a recognizance to keep the peace and be of good behavior. An adult male, who is a Constable with the Regina Police Service, entered into such a recognizance on May 18, 2021. He has not been charged with a criminal offence.
This individual’s name will not be released publicly by the Regina Police Service since this individual has not been charged. In addition, because this matter is domestic-conflict-related, any release of the subject’s name could also have the effect of breaching the privacy and security of the other party/parties involved. The officer in question is not scheduled to work in coming weeks, having taken some personal time. This matter is also the subject of an administrative investigation.