Policing is a vital public service governed much like any private sector corporation with a Chief of Police reporting to a Police Services Board - similar to a Chief Executive Officer reporting to a Board of Directors.
Chief Stephen J. Tanner reports to the Halton Regional Police Services Board, and similar to a CEO, he ensures the efficient and effective operation of all components of the Service.
In addition to leading the Service, Chief Tanner is also a police officer, and holds all responsibilities and rights afforded that role, including preserving the peace, preventing crimes, assisting victims of crime, apprehending criminals and other offenders and executing warrants.
As a Chief of Police, his duties are legislated in Section 41 and 42 of the Ontario Police Services Act. Some of those duties include:
- Overseeing all police operations and administration of the Service, in accordance with the objectives, priorities and policies established by the Police Services Board
- Ensuring all officers and civilian members carry out their duties in accordance with the Act, in a manner that reflects the needs of the community
- Maintaining discipline within the Service and administering the Service's complaints system
- Exercising the proper authority in disclosing personal information in order to protect the public and victims of crime, enforce the law, and administer justice in accordance with the relevant privacy laws.
Chief Stephen J. Tanner
905-825-4747 ext. 4700