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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
DATE: January 23, 2023
SUBJECT: Brantford Police Services Board Elects Chair and Vice-Chair for 2023
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