Police Services Board


The Penetanguishene Police Services Board, recommends priorities with respect to the delivery of police services in the municipality, and monitors police functions to ensure that adequate and effective police services are provided.

Police Services Board Members

  • Brian Cummings, Chair, Council Representative 
  • Thomas Lackie, Vice-Chair, Ministry Appointee
  • Michel Mayotte, Council Representative
  • Brad Saunders, Municipal Appointee
  • Jeff Lees, CAO, Board Administrator

2020-2021 Board Priorities, Objectives and Work Initiatives:

  • Prioritize visibility and enforcement in areas where crime is more prevalent to decrease incidents of violent crime and enhance the public’s sense of safety and security.
    • Use the Safe Streets Act, Community Policing, Vehicle, Bicycle and Foot Patrols, and other options to moderate antisocial and aggressive behaviour on streets and trails.
    • Employ innovative and creative mechanisms to improve community safety and wellbeing (i.e. Project Lifesaver).
  • Develop regular, ongoing communications with business groups and community groups including but not limited to the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS), Rotary, Rotaract and the Lion’s Club, and address local policing issues and concerns by way of Public Information Sessions, Education Forums and participation in local events.
  • Maintain regular, ongoing communications with social service providers such as the North Simcoe Crisis Management and Resource Team (CMART), and local hospitals in order to facilitate support for vulnerable individuals and families in need.
  • Increase road safety through continued enforcement of “The Big Four” vehicle infractions (speeding, distracted driving, occupant restraints and impaired driving).
  • Encourage residents and businesses to assist in protecting their community by reporting any suspicious activity and/or criminal conduct to the O.P.P.
  • Improve visibility and awareness to prevent victimization and support crime prevention through property security programs such as “lock it or lose it”, “crime prevention through environmental design” (CPTED), and related initiatives.

Schedule of Police Services Board Meetings:

     Meeting Agendas

     Meeting Minutes

      PSB Meeting Recording - December 

Police Services Board Announcements

Community Safety and Well Being Plan 2021-2025

Penetanguishene Police Services Board Rules & Procedures 

Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment

    Southern Georgian Bay Detachment 2019 Progress Report

    Southern Georgian Bay Detachment 2020-2022 Action Plan

OPP News Release Portal

OPP 2020-2022 Strategic Plan