Police Services Board

Police services in the Town are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police pursuant to an agreement between the Town and the Province.

Policing is carried out under the direction of the local Detachment Commander.

Detachment Commander Monitoring - Policy Statement
Detachment Commander Monitoring - Form

2020-2022 Collingwood and the Blue Mountains OPP Action Plan
2017-2019 Collingwood and the Blue Mountains OPP Action Plan

The Police Services Board consists of five members, three appointed by the Town and two appointed by the Province. To apply to be a member of the Board, please complete the required application form “Recruitment and Selection – Committee/Local Committee Appointments”. The responsibilities of the Board are established by the Police Services Act and are generally described as follows:

  1. To determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the Detachment Commander;
  2. To establish local policies for police services, after consultation with the Detachment Commander;
  3. To monitor the performance of the Detachment Commander;
  4. To receive reports from the Detachment Commander on any secondary activities by police officers in the detachment;
  5. To review the Detachment Commander's administration of the complaints system established by the Police Services Act for dealing with complaints made by any member of the public about the policies of or the services provided by the police force.

Meetings of the Board are at the call of the Chair and are held at the Town offices. Notice of meetings is published; all meetings are open to the public.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, committee meetings will be held by Zoom webinar rather than in person for the foreseeable future. Links to join each webinar can be found on the corresponding agenda on the Town's Meeting Portal website.

Collingwood Police Services Board

Councillor Kathy Jeffery, Chair
Mayor Yvonne Hamlin
Claire Tucker Reid (Municipal Appointment)
Vacant Provincial Appointment
Vacant Provincial Appointment

Detachment Commander: Loris Licharson 

Staff Resources: Sonya Skinner, CAO & Board Secretary

To obtain Police Services: Contact Ontario Provincial Police-Collingwood and the Blue Mountains Detachment

Crisis Phone: 9-1-1
Office Phone: (705) 445-4321
Fax: (705) 445-7024

As of November 2, 2017 the Town launched a Council & Committees Meeting Portal.  The Meeting Portal provides easier access to Council and Standing Committee meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and videos.  

Please check for upcoming agendas at the new Meetings Portal here:

iCompass Meetings Portal

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