Presentation on theme: "ORILLIA POLICE SERVICES BOARD Role and Responsibilities."— Presentation transcript:
ORILLIA POLICE SERVICES BOARD Role and Responsibilities
Orillia Police Services Board Authority Section 4(1) of the Police Services Act (PSA) provides that the Municipality is required to provide adequate and effective police services in accordance with its needs.Adequate and effective police services must include all of the following: 1. Crime prevention. 2. Law enforcement. 3. Assistance to victims of crime. 4. Public order maintenance. 5. Emergency response. 1997, c. 8, s. 3.
Orillia Police Services Board –Section 5 of the PSA provides that this responsibility may be discharged by entering into an agreement with the Solicitor General under Section 10 of the PSA to provide policing through the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). This is the current arrangement in the City of Orillia. –Section 5 and Section 27 of the Act (Police Services Act) provide a requirement to have a Police Services Board. Due to the size of the City, that being more than 25,000 population, the requirement under the Act is for a five member board.
Orillia Police Services Board Board Composition (a) 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; (b) one member of the council appointed by resolution of the council; (c) one person appointed by resolution of the council, who is neither a member of the council nor an employee of the municipality; and (d) two persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 1997, c. 8, s. 19 (1); 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table.
Orillia Police Services Board Term of Office The term of office of Board members appointed by council is determined by Council but cannot exceed the term of office of the Council making the appointment. The term of office for members appointed by the Solicitor General is a three year term that can be renewed once.
Orillia Police Services Board RESPONSIBILITIES (a) participate in the selection of the detachment commander of the detachment assigned to the municipality or municipalities; (b) generally determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate; (c) establish, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate, any local policies with respect to police services (but the board or joint board shall not establish provincial policies of the Ontario Provincial Police with respect to police services); (d) monitor the performance of the detachment commander; (e) receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities); (f) review the detachment commander’s administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on his or her administration
Orillia Police Services Board As well as the previously noted responsibilities, the Board is mandated through the Act to: Section 35(1) - hold at least four meetings a year. Section 37 - establish its own rules and procedures in performing its duties, except when conducting a hearing under subsection 65 (9), ( the Statutory Powers Procedure Act does not apply to a board)
Orillia Police Services Board Section 39(1) – submit operating and capital estimates to Council to maintain the police force, provide it with equipment and facilities and pay the expenses of the Board’s operation other than remuneration
Orillia Police Services Board Other Initiatives Citizens on Patrol program Security Cameras New Police Facility Public Interest Presentations