The Halton Regional Police Services Board is a seven member board that provides civilian oversight of the Halton Regional Police Service. It is a provincially mandated legal entity that operates independently from Regional or Municipal Council. As such, it is the Board’s responsibility to ensure the residents of Region of Halton receive adequate and effective police services in accordance with policing standards issued by the Province. In essence, the Board is the trustee of public interest regarding the provision of all police services in the community.
The Board exercises its governance and oversight functions through the development of policies. The Chief of Police reports to and is directly accountable to the Police Services Board for adherence to and compliance with the Board's policies.
The composition of the Police Services Board is determined by the Police Services Act. In accordance with the population of the Region, the Halton Regional Police Services Board consists of:
The Police Services Act requires that Boards perform the following duties:
While the Police Services Act grants Boards these duties, it also restricts Boards from directing the Chief of Police with respect to specific operational decisions or with respect to the day-to-day operations of the police service.
For more information, click here for the Police Services Board Introductory Guide.
As provided for in the Police Services Act, appointment of members to the Police Services Board is the responsibility of either Regional Council or the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
For information concerning the appointments made by Regional Council, contact the Regional Clerk’s office at:
Regional Municipality of Halton
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
Toll Free: 1-866-442-5866
For information about appointments made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, contact:
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Selection Systems and Appointments Unit
25 Grosvenor Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2H3
Or apply on line at: https://www.pas.gov.on.ca/scripts/en/Home.asp.