Alternative response officers become permanent part of Saskatoon Police Service
Five police officers posed across center of image, wearing masks.

Board of Police Commissioners approves recommendation from police service

From CBC News: The Alternative Response Unit (ARU) has been a Saskatoon police pilot project for the past year. The Alternative Response Officers (AROs) work with vulnerable people and help them connect with support services.

The officers also assist in everything from transporting arrested persons to taking complaints from citizens.

They are unarmed and meant to free up regular police officers to respond to more serious situations.

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