Sexual Assault Investigators’ Association of Ontario (SAIAO) –CHARTER
It is the function of the Sexual Assault Investigators’ Association of Ontario to bring together the men and women charged with this responsibility and provide a forum through which they can share their skill, knowledge and expertise for their professional development and support.
Goals and Objectives
• To share skills, knowledge and experience: SAIAO members will share and discuss their successes, failures and unique experiences for the benefit and education of their colleagues.
• To develop and maintain an environment of teamwork and cooperation between police services and related agencies: the development of professional relationships between sexual assault investigators’ from various jurisdictions will serve as a conduit for assistance and cooperation.
• To identify and react to investigative issues: the sharing of information will allow members of all services to be alerted to any type of challenge arising out of sexual assault investigations. SAIAO will serve as a forum to discuss, evaluate and recommend effective solutions to these challenges.
• To provide a case conferencing forum: in drawing on the sum experience of its membership, SAIAO will provide a means for problem solving and/or case review as requested.
To enhance the expertise of sexual assault investigators: SAIAO will strive to develop investigators by offering on-going assistance, training workshops and symposiums, leadership and guidance.