Policing Services Boards Applications - OPP

Policing Services

Police Services Board Vacancies - OPP


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Do you want to…

  • Ensure that your community receives the appropriate policing it needs?
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to the safety and well-being of your community?
  • Work with others to determine the future direction of policing in your community?

What is a Police Services Board?

  • A Police Services Board generally oversees how policing is provided to their community.
  • Boards work in municipalities that have:
  1. A municipal police force, or
  2. A joint police force with other municipalities, or
  3. A contract with the OPP for the provision of police services

What should you expect as a member of the Board?

  • The Police Services Board :
  • Generally determines objectives and priorities for police services
  • Advises the Ontario Provincial Police detachment commander assigned to the municipal area with respect to police services
  • Establishes local policies with respect to police services
  • Participates in the selection of the detachment commander
  • Receives regular reports from the detachment commander
  • Monitors the performance of the detachment commander
  • As a Board member, you will be expected to:
  • Complete training that the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services may provide or require
  • Elect a chair at the first meeting in each year; and may also elect a vice-chair
  • Conduct yourself according to the Members of Police Services Boards Code of Conduct
  • Attend meetings as determined by the Board, no fewer than four each year

(Note: Many boards hold monthly meetings as well as special meetings throughout the year. Some boards may also expect members to attend certain events related to the board’s work. For further information on the time commitment, please contact the police services board in your jurisdiction.)

Do you qualify?

You must:

  • Be a resident of the municipal area served by the Board. Consideration may be given to applicants who reside outside of the municipal area served by the Board, where there are no qualified applicants.
  • Pass a comprehensive background check
  • Understand the role of a Board as set out in the PSA
  • Have volunteered for community organizations
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills

Previous experience on Boards or committees will be considered an asset.

Additional Information

Remuneration is determined and paid by the municipality.

Provincial members of Boards are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, by Order in Council.

Provincial appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

As a board member, you may be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or that may be established which are applicable to agencies, boards or commissions.

For more information about Police Services Boards and their responsibilities, see the Police Services Act, RSO 1990, c. P-15, and associated Ontario Regulation 421/97.

How to Apply

Email: PASinfo.mgs@ontario.ca

Fax: 416-327-2633

Hand deliver/Mail:
Public Appointments Secretariat
Room 2440, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, ON M7A 1W4

Please visit the Public Affairs Secretariat website for a downloadable application form or to apply online.