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Police Services Board

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provide policing services to the Township on a contractual basis. If you have specific concerns or comments about the Police Services, please contact any member of the Police Services Board or the Detachment Commander, Derek Needham, at (613) 267-2626.


What is a Police Services Board

Many members of the Community have asked “What is the Police Services Board?” and “What do they do?”

The Lanark Highlands Police Services Board is comprised of three members: Mayor Brian Stewart (Council Appointee), Tom Bird (Provincial Appointee) and a vacant Municipal Appointee position.

The Lanark Highlands Police Services Board is one of seven boards which contract policing from the Ontario Provincial Police in Lanark County. Pursuant to the Police Services Act of Ontario, the following are the responsibilities of the Board:

(a) participate in the selection of the detachment commander of the detachment assigned to the municipality or municipalities;

(b) generally determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate;

(c) establish, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate, any local policies with respect to police services. However, the board or joint board shall not establish any policy that conflicts with provincial policy with respect to police services);

(d) monitor the performance of the detachment commander;

(e) receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on disclosures and decision made under section 49 (secondary activities); and,

(f) review the detachment commander’s administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on his or her administration of the complaints system.

Along with the legislated duties, the P.S.B. is considered a bridge between the community and the police. The board takes an active role in hearing community concerns and addressing them with the Detachment Commander or his designate for action.


Meetings

The next Police Services Board meetings will be held on:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 p.m. Police Services Board
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. Police Services Board
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00 a.m. Police Services Board
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:30 p.m. Police Services Board

Archived Agendas & Minutes – Police Services Board