Barrie Police Services Board

In accordance with the Ontario Community Safety and Policing Act the Barrie Police Service 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.

Greg Ferguson

Greg Ferguson

Chair, Barrie Police Service Board

Arif Khan

Arif Khan

Provincial Appointment

Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Vice Chair, Barrie Police Service Board

Lynn Strachan

Lynn Strachan

Provincial Appointment

Mayor Alex Nuttall

Mayor Alex Nuttall

Council Appointment

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Board Administrator

Meetings & Agendas

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

 

2024 Board Meetings

 

January 18, 2024
February 22, 2024
March 21, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 23, 2024
*Meeting starts at 8:00 a.m.
June 20, 2024
September 12, 2024
October 17, 2024
November 21, 2024
December 19, 2024
2023 Board Meetings

As of January 19, 2023, Barrie Police Services Board Meetings will take place at 9:00 a.m.

January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023
2022 Board Meetings
Past Board Meetings

 

2021
Jan. 21
Feb. 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17

Special Meeting – Budget Deputations

August 3

Sept. 16
Oct. 6

Special Budget Board Meeting
4:00 p.m.

Oct. 21
Nov. 18
Dec. 9

 

 

2020
Jan. 23
Feb. 13
Mar 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 23

*7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Sept. 17
Oct. 15
Nov. 19
Dec. 10

 

2019
Jan. 17 Minutes
Feb. 28 Minutes
March 21 Minutes
April 18 Minutes
May 16 Minutes
June 13 Minutes
Sept. 19 Minutes
Oct. 17 Canceled
Nov. 21 Agenda  | Minutes
Dec. 12 Agenda  |  Minutes 

 

2018

January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018
June 21, 2018
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018

2017

January 19, 2017
February 17, 2017 
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017

Additional Information about the BPSB
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) 

Board Procedures
Adequacy Standards and Policies

 

 

Missing Persons Act - Annual Reports

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

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

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