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

Frances Caldarelli Gerry Lougheed Jr. Gerry Montpellier Biography Biography
Michael Vagnini
Gerry Montpellier
Vice Chair
Frances Caldarelli Member           Angela Recollet

Dr. Rayudu Koka        Member



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  • Provide written request to the attention of the Board Executive Assistant outlining the deputation to the Police Services Board for review at least fourteen (14) 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)

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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

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Police Services Board Meeting

Pedersen Johnson Vagnini

Chief Pedersen made a presentation to the Board on 'The Changing Landscape of Policing'.

New legislation, new standards, and new expectations have necessitated change in the job of policing. Occupational Health and Safety Bill 168 and 132, Collection of Identifying Information, Provincial Cannabis law, case file disclosure, and production orders have all affected delivery of service.

Technology based crime has exploded over the last decade. Words not known then have now become the new language - sexting, bitcoin, dark web, phishing, online bullying, and identity theft. Other huge issues are human trafficking and opioid crisis. Many crimes also require specialized equipment to patrol, investigate, and safeguard the community. This increasing complexity has created an increase in workload for officers without an increase in officer numbers or financial support.

The Service receives an average of 150 calls for service per day. In Sudbury, there has been no change to police net strength since 2011. Lack of staffing results in delayed response to calls for service and increased wait times. Financial support is decreasing with funding shortfalls and possible cuts while demands for same levels of service and public expectations are increasing. 

GSPS is responding with alternative service delivery such as online reporting, Collision Reporting Centre CRC, Police Community Response Centre PCRC, call Triage operators, Community Safety Personnel CSP, and Automated Licence Plate Recognition system.

Public expectations and Investment in community safety directly correlates to costs of policing.

The Changing Landscape of Policing

BOARD REPORT is a Newsletter published by the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board twice per year to connect to the citizens of the communities we serve.  The Board Report summarizes items of interest and activities from 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.


At their February 15, 2018 meeting, Board Chair Michael Vagnini was pleased to introduce Dr. Rayudu Koka as the newest Board Member.  He brings a wealth of experience having previously served on the Board for 6 years. Dr. Koka was appointed for a two-year term by a Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Order in Council. This brings the Board to a full Member complement.

Chief Paul Pedersen welcomed Dr. Koka to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board.

 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 21
July - no meeting
August- no meeting
September 17
October 23
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.