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Police Services Board - Niagara (Regional Municipality Of)

Ministry
Solicitor General
Address
68 CHURCH STREET
ST. CATHARINES
L2R3C6
Phone
(905) 688-3911
Fax
(905) 688-0036
Background
POLICE SERVICES ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.15, PART III, S. 27; O.C. 778/92 (opens a new window)
Function

The boards govern the municipal police forces and in the case of O.P.P. contract locations, serve as advisory bodies.

Membership

The population of the Regional Municipality of Niagara exceeded 300,000 according to the last enumeration. The Regional Municipality of Niagara has applied to the Lieutenant Governor in Council, and been approved, to increase the size of the board to seven. Board members include the head of the municipal council or, if the head chooses not to be a member of the board, another member of the council appointed by resolution of the council; two members of the council appointed by resolution of the council; one person appointed by resolution of the council, who is neither a member of the council nor an employee of the municipality; and three persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Boards elect a chair and may elect a vice-chair. If an appointee of the Lieutenant Governor in Council is unable to serve, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services may appoint a replacement to serve until the Lieutenant Governor in Council selects a new appointee.
 

Qualifications

Appointees to Police Services Boards should be active members of their community with a general knowledge of Police Services Boards duties and responsibilities and awareness of community safety issues and programs within their local community. Members appointed by the Province of Ontario must be residents of Ontario and cannot be a judge, justice of the peace, a current police officer or a person who practises criminal law as a defence counsel.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
Boards meet a minimum of four times per year, as required by the Police Services Act.
Remuneration

Appointees to the Police Services Board are remunerated by the Municipal Council.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) TARA MCKENDRICK
21-Feb-2020 - 20-Feb-2021
welland
2. Member (Part-Time) DAVE EKE
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
niagara falls
3. Member (Part-Time)