Saskatchewan Provincial Police

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The Saskatchewan Provincial Police was a police force in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that existed from 1917 till 1928 under the Saskatchewan Provincial Police Act.[1]

Created in 1917 to replace the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, which was strained by involvement during World War I at the homefront like border patrols, enemy surveillance, and national security enforcement. The force took over provincial policing needs while national policing in Saskatchewan were still conducted by the RNWMP.

The force had maximum strength ranging from 145 to 175 officers in the 1920s. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police "F" Division now act as provincial police[2] after increasing costs of the forced the provincial government to outsource policing.[3]

Organization[edit]

The SPP was led by a Commissioner of Police:

The force's rank and file consisted of a mix of former RNWMP officers, military personnel and others with no policing experience.

The other ranks on the force:

  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Inspector
  • Noncommissioned officer
  • sworn non-commissioned member
    • constable
    • Sergeant

The force had 79 detachments across the province[5] and commanding headquarters in Regina.

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