Police Services Board - St. Thomas (City Of)
- Solicitor General
45 Caso Crossing
- (519) 633-9028
- POLICE SERVICES ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.15, PART III, S. 27 (opens a new window)
The boards govern the municipal police forces and in the case of O.P.P. contract locations, serve as advisory boards.
The population of the City of St. Thomas exceeded 25,000 according to the last enumeration. The composition of the board is determined as five. 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; one member 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 two 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.
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.
There is no limitation in legislation.
- Boards meet a minimum of four times per year, as required by the Police Services Act.
Appointees to the Police Services Board are remunerated by the Municipal Council.