SiRT marks fifth anniversary in Nova Scotia

The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) marked its fifth anniversary in Nova Scotia this week.

A director and two full-time investigators were sworn in on April 20th, 2012, tasked with independent civilian oversight of all serious incidents involving police in the province.

Since that time, SiRT says it's carried out 132 investigations, with 24 resulting in charges, including one against a civilian for providing false information to the group.

Their mandate includes any serious incident that may have arisen from the actions of a police officer, whether or not there is any allegation of wrong doing.

The three members were recently re-appointed for another five year term, with two other investigators rounding out the team.