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 Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services may appoint a replacement to serve until the Lieutenant Governor in Council selects a new appointee.
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