The Saskatoon Police Service has been named one of Saskatchewan’s top employers for 2013. The Service is among 20 agencies chosen following a competition, and highlighted in “Saskatchewan’s Top Employers”, a supplement to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader-Post.
“Our members know what they do matters in our community. The Saskatoon Police Service is a dynamic, progressive law enforcement agency, dedicated to providing the best service to the citizens of Saskatoon. Our Service is very happy to receive this award,” said Director of Human Resources Lisa Olson.
Competition winners are chosen based on several factors including; benefits, training, educational subsidies, community involvement, and career diversity.
Since undergoing a massive restructure in 2007 and the implementation of several innovative policing models, crime rates in Saskatoon have continued to drop each year. At the same time, the number of citizens satisfied with the SPS has risen. In addition, a recent SPS survey found 92 per cent of it’s 639 employees have high morale, and 95 per cent of staff enjoy working for the Service.
“This award recognizes something the majority of our Service was already aware of. The Saskatoon Police Service has become one of the provinces most sought after employers, and a place to build a long, exciting career. We are proud of our members and the work they do,” Deputy Chief Bernie Pannell said.
While the award is welcome, the Saskatoon Police Service must continue to move forward to meet the challenges of a growing city in the midst of an economic boom.
“We will continue to look for ways to improve the service we provide the citizens of Saskatoon, and for opportunities to strengthen the already positive relationships we have with many groups. We look forward to more success in the future,” says Pannell.