Under the Police Services Act, every police service in Ontario must have a Police Services Board to provide governance and accountability. The St.Thomas Police Services Board, along with the Chief of Police, assumes the role of policy direction and administration of policing in the City of St.Thomas.
Among its many specific duties, the Board approves strategic plans, determines general organizational objectives and priorities, establishes policy and oversees the ethical conduct of the organization.
Board meetings are held at police headquarters on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m. or as required. A variety of issues are addressed including planning, budget and personnel matters.
The Board consists of two (2) Municipal appointees, two (2) Provincial appointees and one (1) community representative appointed by City Council.
The 2011 Members of the Police Services Board:
David Warden, Board Chairman (Council Appointed Representative)
Don Cann, Vice Chairman (Council Appointed Community Representative)
Heather Jackson-Chapman, Board Member (Council Appointed Representative)
Dean Paddon, Board Member (Provincial Appointee)
Gillian Martin, Board Member (Provincial Appointee)
Lynn Coates, Administrator (Board Secretary)
2011 St. Thomas Police Services Board, front row from left, Mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman, Chairman David Warden, Vice Chairman Don Cann, back row from left, Gillian Martin, Dean Paddon, Lynn Coates, Board Secretary
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