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Police Services Board – Lakehead

Solicitor General
4766 Highway 61
(807) 474-5331
(807) 474-5332
Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, RSO 1990, Part I, S.10(3), Part III, S. 33 (opens a new window)

The boards govern the municipal police forces and in the case of Ontario Provincial Police service agreement locations, serve as advisory bodies.


The combined populations of the Township of Neebing, Township of Conmee, Township of Gillies and Township of O’Connor did not exceed 25,000 according to the last enumeration. These municipalities have entered into a joint agreement with Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the OPP to provide policing services. Based on the bylaws of each municipality in the agreement, the composition of the joint board will be five as per section 33 of the Police Service Act. Board members include two persons who are members of the councils of any participating municipalities; one person who is appointed by the agreement of councils of the participating municipalities, who is neither a member of a local council of a participating municipality nor an employee of a participating 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 Solicitor General 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 Service Act.

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

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) AXEL NOWAK
23-Jul-2020 - 22-Jul-2023
kakabeka falls
2. Member (Part-Time)