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Phone: (705) 675-9171 Ext. 6136  Fax: (705) 674-7090  Email 

Frances Caldarelli Gerry Lougheed Jr. Gerry Montpellier New Appointee Coming Soon New Appointee Coming Soon
Michael Vagnini
Gerry Montpellier
Vice Chair
Frances Caldarelli Member           Angela Recollet

To be appointed         Member



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  • Provide written request to the attention of the Board Executive Assistant outlining the deputation to the Police Services Board at least seven (7) business days prior to the commencement of the meeting;
  • Limit presentation to a maximum of 15 minutes (10 minutes presentation and 5 minute question period)

ACCESSIBILITY - Upon request, the Police Services Board is pleased to provide Board policies and public documentation in a format that is mutually agreed upon and in consideration of a person's disability including providing copies in larger print and/or on a CD.  The Board Executive Assistant is available to respond to inquiries related to the Board's Accessibility Plan under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.      

If you require further information, contact the Board at 705 675 9171, ext. 6136 or by email at or write to Greater Sudbury Police Services Board 190 Brady Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1C7

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 Police Services Board Meeting

Pedersen Johnson Vagnini


At the November 2017 Board meeting, Chief Pedersen was pleased to present newly promoted officer Sergeant Ryan Johnson.  Chief Pedersen and Chair Vagnini thanked the families for their supporting during the work required to become a police officer and to attain promotions in their careers.



Segeant Joann Whitten Staff Sergeant Jerry Willmott


Chief Pedersen was very pleased to welcome the IODE who annually recognize a member of the Service who has made a significant impact on the lives of youth in our community and who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to improving the lives of youth. A donation was also made to the Chief's Youth Initiative Fund. 

Constable Hally Willmott is this year's recipient nominated by her peers. Constable Willmott uses her years of police experience participating in many youth programs and her life experiences to inspire youth to discover their potential.


Chief PederesenChief Pedersen made a presentation to the Board on the 2018 Police Budget. 

The Greater Sudbury Police Service provides policing to residents businesses, and visitors in accordance with the Police Services Act.  Service demands are largely drive by the needs and expectations of our community. The service area is over 3,267 square kilometers and is greater than many large cities combined! The Service is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of citizens, preventing, and reducing crime by ensuring the right response with the right resources.

National trends and new crime trends and patterns including identity theft, commercial fraud, cybercrime, and threats to infrastructure controlled by technology need to be addressed. Recent legislative changes require highly specialized staff development and training which significantly impacts the cost of policing. The Service is also facing challenges with cuts to government grant funding.

The financial forecast is realistic and meets the ongoing public safety risks and challenges while ensuring adequate and effective policing services in Sudbury.


2018 Budget Presentation

BOARD REPORT is a Newsletter published by the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board four times per year and summarizes reports and activities from recent Board meetings.  Click on the 'Board Report' link at the top of this page to view the most current issue OR the title of this section to review current and back issues.  You can also view by following the link under 'Police Services Board / Meetings / Board Report'.  Enjoy!

BOARD PRESENTATIONS are given from different Units and sections within the Police Service on interesting or new subjects.  Presentations from current monthly and previous meetings can be viewed  by clicking on the 'Board Presentations' link in this section.


Greater Sudbury Police Services Board Chair Michael Vagnini is pleased to announce that Angela Recollet has been appointed to the Board for a two-year period effective July 11, 2017.  After a careful and rigorous selection process and in accordance with section 27 of the Police Services Act, Ms. Recollet was selected to fill the provincial vacancy and is appointed by Order in Council as a Member of the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board.

Ms. Recollet is the Executive Director of Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.  She was previously the lead in Aboriginal Affairs at Laurentian University and will be able to make significant contributions to the work underway within the Service with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Angela is recognized for her vast experience working with the aboriginal community with a focus on community engagement and inclusion of First Nations people.  Her advocacy work is in education and in improving the general living and health conditions of aboriginal populations.

Ms. Recollet shared her excitement on the honoured appointment affirming that she recognizes the responsibility in assuming her role on the Board.  She went on to say that "she is looking forward to learning more about the role and to contributing to the future of policing during this critical time of review and renewal".  She also acknowledged that her insight and understanding of aboriginal issues in our community will assist the work of the police.  "I am familiar with this Service's "Our Shared Commitment" model for service delivery and support its direction and focus.  I am here to represent the interests of the Citizens and I feel comfortable in this role to ensure the safety and wellbeing for Greater Sudbury".  Ms. Recollet's professional work embraces partnerships with other agencies, institutions, and professions in impacting change in the lives of others.  She believes that working together is the key to finding solutions for sustainable and healthy communities.

Chair Vagnini welcomes Ms. Recollet's appointment confirming the importance of having the Board's complement filled and more importantly, with a skill set that will be a significant asset.  "We look forward to working with Ms. Recollet and to the unique contributions she will bring to our discussions on very important issues as we embark on our next business planning cycle.  She brings professional attributes and experience that will be valuable additions to the Board to ensure transparency and accountability to those we serve".

Chair Vagnini went on to say that Ms. Recollet's skills will complement those of the existing Board bringing demonstrated strategic thinking and a perspective on cultural diversity with significant insight into the issues of Indigenous peoples. "Her knowledge and expertise are a welcome addition to Greater Sudbury Police Services Board".

Chief Pedersen also echoed the sentiments around Ms. Recollet's suitability for assuming a position on the Police Services Board "her impressive credentials and respect she has garnered in the community make her an ideal candidate to assume this important role.  All of us at GSPS welcome her warmly and look forward to working with her in the coming years".

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board

Police Services Board Regular Monthly Meetings

 2018 Meeting Schedule

 January 11 
February 15
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 13
July - no meeting
August- no meeting
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 12

 All meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. at Police Headquarters, Alex McCauley Boardroom, 5th Flr  Sudbury, Ontario       unless shown otherwise 

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board has five members: two Provincial appointees, two Regional Council appointees, and one member of the community as appointed by Council.

The Board provides direction and guidance to the Greater Sudbury Police Service while ensuring that adequate and effective police services are provided in accordance with the needs of the municipality.

As civilian community members who represent the public's interests, the Police Services Board is committed to a high quality of community-based policing and excellence in police governance. The Board recognizes the challenges to law enforcement created by a changing environment, demographic shifts, emerging technologies, and evolving crime trends and patterns.

With the support of the citizens of Greater Sudbury, the Police Services Board is confident in meeting future policing challenges in the years ahead.

 Duties of the Board

 The responsibilities of the Police Services Board are outlined in section 31 (1) of Ontario's Police Services Act are to:

  • Appoint the members of the municipal police force,
  • Generally determine, after consultation with the chief of police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality,
  • Establish policies for the effective management of the police force,
  • Recruit and appoint the chief of police and any deputy chief of police, and annually determine their remuneration and working conditions, taking their submissions into account,
  • Direct the chief of police and monitor his or her performance,
  • Establish policies respecting the disclosure by chiefs of police of personal information about individuals,
  • Receive regular reports from the chief of police on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities),
  • Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police force for legal costs under section 50,
  • Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V,
  • Review the chief of police's administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the chief of police on his or her administration of the complaints system.