Police Services Board

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The Penetanguishene Police Services Board, in conjunction with the Town of Penetanguishene and the Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. Detachment Commander, 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 in order to ensure that Penetanguishene remains a safe place for our residents and visitors to live, work and play. 

2021 Police Services Board Members

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

View Penetanguishene Police Services Board Rules, Procedures & Protocols

2020-2021 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 Meetings