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 effective and efficient 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: