Since the announcement of the external Street Check Policy and Practice Review on July 12, the Edmonton Police Commission has finalized a request for information (RFI) for the provision of consulting services in reviewing street check policies and practices of the Edmonton Police Service.
The purpose of the RFI is to:
- Determine the level of market interest,
- Obtain information on methodologies to help narrow the scope of future procurement opportunities,
- Obtain recommendations that would enhance the success of a procurement opportunity,
- Obtain high level cost estimates, and
- Provide the industry with an opportunity to comment on the potential procurement opportunity.
“I’m pleased to report that we’re moving forward with the next phase of the street check review. We want to ensure the review is done correctly, and these initial steps are extremely important as we build the foundation for this project,” says Edmonton Police Commission Chair Cathy Palmer.
“The Commission remains committed to ensuring all Edmonton Police Service street check policies and procedures are fair, appropriate, respectful of all Edmontonians, and that data collection serves a law enforcement purpose.”
There are four components of the Street Check Policy and Practice Review:
- Review the existing EPS Fair and Equitable Policing Policy, the related street check and bias awareness procedures, definitions, and training, along with the existing method of implementation.
- Determine best practices for street checks across Canada, the United States, and the Commonwealth.
- Provide an opinion on existing EPS policies, procedures, definitions, training, and method of implementation and provide recommendations for improvement.
- Review EPS’s current compliance audit process and street check oversight practices and further recommend an appropriate methodology required that will determine successful implementation, citizen satisfaction, and methodology for ongoing reporting and review.
The City of Edmonton has been instrumental in the development of the RFI process, and the Edmonton Police Service continues to be supportive as the review progresses.