POLICE SERVICES BOARD - DURHAM REGIONAL (MUNICIPALITY OF)
- SOLICITOR GENERAL
605 ROSSLAND ROAD EAST, BOX 911
- (905) 579-1520
- (905) 721-4249
- POLICE SERVICES ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.15, PART III, S. 27; O.C. 292/2003
The boards govern the municipal police forces and in the case of O.P.P. contract locations, serve as advisory bodies.
The population of the Regional Municipality of Durham exceeded 300,000 according to the last enumeration. The Regional Municipality of Durham 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 municipal 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.
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.