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Police Services Board

Police Services Board

Police Services Board

POLICE SERVICES BOARD

The Government of Ontario establishes the framework for policing through the Police Services Act, and imposes more detailed requirements through prescribed standards and regulations for police services.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services has the statutory authority to establish guidelines and directives for the administration of law enforcement and public safety in Ontario.

Locally, each municipality maintaining a police service is required through legislation to establish a structure, commonly known as a Police Services Board, through which these standards and regulations are administered.

The Police Services Board is the legal entity and authority for the organization and is ultimately accountable for the proper conduct of the organization's business. The Board is further responsible for the provision of police services and for law enforcement and crime prevention, generally determined after consultation with the Chief of Police.

The Brantford Police Services Board consists of two (2) Council Members appointed by resolution of the Municipal Council, (1) Community Member appointed by Municipal Council and two (2) persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

To contact the Brantford Police Services Board: bpsb@police.brantford.on.ca

The members of the 2023 Brantford Police Services Board are:

Chair -                 Councillor Greg Martin

Vice-Chair -     Tammy Bonner

Member -          Karen George

Member -          Mark Littell

Member -          Councillor Mandy Samwell

 

MEDIA RELEASE

DATE:     January 23, 2023
SUBJECT:    Brantford Police Services Board Elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023

At the January 19, 2023, meeting of the Brantford Police Services Board the board members elected the following members to the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023.
 
After serving many years in the Vice-Chair position, Councillor Greg Martin was appointed as Chair for the Board.  Provincially appointed Board member Tammy Bonner was elected to the position of Vice-Chair.

Other members of the board currently include Karen George, Councillor Mandy Samwell, and Mark Littell.
 
"For 2023 and going forward, the Board looks ahead to continue the work of past Boards namely, building on our community-based police service working to maintain the safety and security of our citizens, and working to provide a larger, enhanced police station to facilitate the needs of our growing police service.
 
The Board is committed to working with Chief Rob Davis and supporting our police service in their efforts to ensure that all violent crimes, drug related crimes, and crimes involving child exploitation and human trafficking continue to be high priority responses for our police service. 
 - Chair Greg Martin
 
On behalf of the members of the Brantford Police Service, Deputy Chief Saunders, I would like to congratulate Chair Greg Martin and Vice-Chair Tammy Bonner on their election to these important positions with the Brantford Police Services Board. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Councillor Mandy Samwell as she joins the BPS Board. We look forward to continued collaboration as the Brantford Police Service works to best serve the growing needs of our community.
- Chief Rob Davis, Brantford Police Service

MEDIA RELEASE

DATE:     January 21, 2022
SUBJECT:    Brantford Police Services Board Elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022

At the January 13, 2022, meeting of the Brantford Police Services Board, a unanimous vote amongst the board members declared the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022.
Continuing in their previously held positions, both Chair Mark Littell and Vice-Chair Councillor Greg Martin have been long-serving members of the Police Services Board. 
Other members of the board include Councillor Dan McCreary, Tammy Bonner, and Karen George.

"While 2021 saw many challenges for the board, the service, and the community, dealing with the pandemic, we look forward to moving the service forward in 2022, continuing our development of a strong community-based police service.  We are committed to working with Chief Rob Davis and are furthering our focus on the most vulnerable and visible areas of the city, implementing a strategy targeting drugs, violent crimes, human trafficking and child exploitation.”   -Chair Mark Littell
 
"On behalf of the membership of the Brantford Police Service, Deputy Chief Saunders, and myself, I would like to congratulate Mark Littell and Councillor Greg Martin on their re-election as Chair and Vice-Chair of the board. We look forward to continued support and collaboration with the board as the Brantford Police Service continues to change, modernize and diversify in order to best serve our community.”  -Chief Rob Davis, Brantford Police Service
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