GREATER SUDBURY POLICE SERVICES BOARD
Phone: (705) 675-9171 Ext. 6136 Fax: (705) 674-7090 Email
|Toula Sakellaris Member
|Coming Soon Member
DEPUTATION TO THE POLICE SERVICES BOARD
Any member of the public may, either on their own behalf or as a representative of an organization or group, appear at any public meeting of the Board or make a deputation. Individuals/organizations seeking to make a deputation to the Police Services Board must follow these guidelines:
- 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 PSB@gsps.ca or write to Greater Sudbury Police Services Board 190 Brady Street, Sudbury ON P3E 1C7
APRIL15, 2017 Police Services Board Meeting
At the April Board meeting, Staff Sergeant Terry Rumford, Courts Branch, made a presentation to the Board. He provided an overview of Court Services at the locations on Elm Street, Cedar Street, and Provincial Offences Court at Tom Davies Square.
A staff of Sworn officers, Special Constables, and Civilian members provide the necessary coordination of legal paperwork, testimony, and security for bail court and trials.
W.A.S.H. Court (Weekend and Statutory Holidays) presents its own issues with GSPS hosting courts services for the surrounding area with no funding provided to cover costs. There is also the issue of aging infrastructure at the Elm Street Courthouse.
The Supreme Court of Canada instituted legal changes that shorten time to provide disclosure and lessen trial delays. The future of policing includes greater use of video appearances and electronic disclosure. Court dates are already scheduled into 2018 with overtime costs increasing to maintain the process.
Courts promotes more involvement of community partners and good relationships with stakeholders,
2017 Courts Branch 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.
MEDIA RELEASE JANUARY 19, 2017
At their January 18, 2017 meeting, Michael Vagnini was elected Chair of the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board. Gerry Montpellier was elected Vice Chair of the Board.
"I feel privileged to assume the role as the Chair of the Greater Sudbury Police Service and thank the Board for their confidence. Greater Sudbury Police Service has a reputation of being a leader and innovator in community safety and wellbeing. It is certainly an honour to work with our team of dedicated professionals" said Mr. Vagnini. "We lead the way in ensuring our community is safe and secure." The City of Greater Sudbury Council appointed Councillor Vagnini to the Board for the term of Council in December 2014. Mr. Vagnini is very active in his Ward and community having been a lifelong resident of our City.
The Board endorsed Gerry Montpellier to assume the role of Vice Chair of the Board. He too expressed his thanks to the Board for their support. "It is with great pride that I fulfill my role along with my experienced Board colleagues." The City of Greater Sudbury Council appointed Councillor Montpellier to the Board for the term of Council in December 2014. Mr. Montpellier is also active in his Ward and has been a lifelong resident of our City.
Chief Paul Pedersen extended his warmest congratulations to Chair Vagnini and Vice Chair Montpellier. He thanked and recognized the entire Board for their hard work, dedication, and diligence in fulfilling their roles on the Board and ensuring that Sudbury is a leader in the provision of police services.
The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board
Police Services Board Regular Monthly Meetings
2017 Meeting Schedule
July - no meeting
August- no meeting
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 of 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:
- 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