Barrie Police Services Board

In accordance with the Ontario Police Services Act the Barrie Police Services Board is comprised of five members:

The Head of the municipal council, or if the Head chooses not to be a member of the Board, another member of the Council appointed by resolution of the Council. One person appointed by resolution of Council who is neither a member of the Council nor an employee of the Municipality. Two persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Barrie Police Services Board Members

 

Chair
Greg Ferguson
Greg Ferguson Vice-Chair
Robert Thomson
Robert Thomson
Council Appointment
Mayor Jeff Lehman
Mayor Jeff Lehman Provincial Appointment Arif Khan Arif Khan
Board Administrator
Sarah Young
Sarah Young - Board Administrator
Board Responsibilites

As outlined in Section 31(1) of the Ontario Police Services Act a Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality and shall:

(a) Appoint the members of the municipal police service

(b) Generally determine, after consultation with the Chief of Police, objectives, and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality

(c) Establish policies for the effective management of the police service

(d) 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

(e) Direct the Chief of Police and monitor his or her performance

(f) Establish policies respecting the disclosure by Chiefs of Police of personal information about individuals

(g) Receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities)

(h) Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police service for legal costs under section 50

(i) Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V

(j) 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

Public Complaints

The Barrie Police Services Board is required to establish policies for the effective management of the police service (s.31(1)c). In particular, the Board has the responsibility to establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V of the Police Services Act (the “Act”) to review the Chief of Police’s administration of the complaints system under Part V, and to receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on his administration of the complaints system (s.31(1)(j).

Office of the Independent Police Review Director: Part V of the Police Services Act, as amended, established a new Independent Police Review Director and created a new public complaints process. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) opened on October 19, 2009, and oversees all public complaints about police. The OIPRD’s role is to make sure that public complaints against police in Ontario are dealt with fairly, efficiently and effectively.

To make a complaint to the OIPRD a person may fill out a form online, fax or mail a complaint or submit a complaint in person at the OIPRD office. In addition, a person may also submit a completed complaint form to any regional, municipal or provincial police station in Ontario. The police will then forward the complaint to the OIPRD. Additional information can also be found at www.oiprd.on.ca.

  • Complaints About Conduct: If the complaint is about the conduct of a police officer, other than the Chief of Police of Deputy Chief of Police, the OIPRD will refer it to the Chief of Police of the Barrie Police Service, the Chief of Police of another police service, or retain it and deal with it.
  • Complaints About Policies or Services: If the complaint is about the policies of, or services provided by, the Barrie Police Service, the OIPRD may decide not to deal further with the complaint or may refer it to the Chief of Police who must review the complaint and take any action, or no action, in response to the complaint as he considers appropriate. His decision may be reviewed by the Board. In conducting a review, the Board or committee may hold a public meeting respecting the complaint.
  • Complaints Against the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police: In the case of a complaint about the conduct of the Chief or Deputy Chief of Police, the OIPRD will refer the complaint to the Board. The Board will review the complaint and if, in the Board’s opinion, the conduct complained of may constitute a specified offence, misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance, the Board will ask the OIPRD to investigate the complaint. Following the investigation, unless the OIPRD determines the complaint to be unsubstantiated, the Board may hold a hearing into the matter, refer the matter to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to hear the matter, or attempt to resolve the matter informally (in specified circumstances).
Barrie Police Service Budget

The Board approves the budget presented by the Chief of Police prior to submitting it to Municipal council for approval.

Deputations

If you are requesting a deputation, please provide a completed Deputation Request Form to the Barrie Police Services Board Administrator by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the first Thursday of the month.

Deputation Request Form (PDF)

For deputation requests regarding the 2021 Budget process, please use the following form: 2021 Budget Deputation Request Form (PDF) 

Contact the Board

Barrie Police Services Board
110 Fairview Road
Barrie, ON  L4N 8X8

Phone: 705-725-7025, ext. 2206
Fax:      705-725-7705
E-mail: [email protected]

Board Procedures
Adequacy Standards and Policies

 

 

Board Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. at the Barrie Police Service Headquarters located at 110 Fairview Road, unless otherwise noted.

2021 Board Meetings
Jan. 21 Agenda | Video
Feb. 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 23
Sept. 16
Oct. 21
Nov. 18
Dec. 9

 

2020 Board Meetings
Jan. 23 AgendaMinutes
Feb. 13 Agenda Minutes
March 19 AgendaMinutes
*via teleconference
April 16 Agenda |  Minutes
*via teleconference
May 21 Agenda  |  Minutes
*via teleconference
June 18

Agenda
*via teleconference

July 23

Special Board
Meeting Agenda

*7:00 p.m. via Zoom

 

Sept. 17

Agenda

9:00 a.m.
*via teleconference

Video of meeting

Budget Presentation (PDF)

Oct. 15

Agenda

Video of meeting

Nov. 19

Agenda

Video of Meeting

Dec. 10

Agenda

Video of Meeting

 

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