Police federation discuss tasers and staffing

Cole Carruthers
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Justice Minister Hon. Don Morgan and Vice President of the SFPO, Sgt. Jason Stonechild at the SFPO general meeting held Thursday at the Temple Gardens Spa Hotel in Moose Jaw.

Equipment and additional prosecutors were two issues on the minds of Saskatchewan police personnel Thursday.

The Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers (SFPO) held there annual general meeting  at Temple Gardens Spa Hotel in Moose Jaw on Thursday.

“”We lobby for important issues such as equipment, work equity, labour relations and collective bargaining, Vice-president of the SFPO Sgt. Jason Stonechild told the Times-Herald. He went on in adding, “the need for tasers will be discussed today.”

Minister of Justice, Hon. Don Morgan was in attendance for the meeting on request from the SFPO, and discussed the issues at hand afterwards.

“We have a good relationship with the police officers in the province...we want to make sure they have good weapons and good tools that we can give to the women and men who protect us,” Morgan said.

“There is applications before the Saskatchewan police commission to look at if tasers should be reintroduced... any tool that is non lethal or non dangerous is something that should be carefully looked at,” answered Morgan when asked about the province’s stance towards the weapons.

For more on this story, pick-up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: SFPO, Times-Herald, Thursday.The Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers Temple Gardens Spa Hotel

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw

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