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.
2022-2023 Board Priorities, Objectives and Work Initiatives:
- Increase road and marine safety through continued enforcement of “The Big Four” infractions (speeding, distracted driving, occupant restraints and impaired driving).
- Prioritize community engagement through increased visibility, education forums, events and public information sessions
- Use the Safe Streets Act, Community Policing, Vehicle, Bicycle and Foot Patrols to moderate antisocial and aggressive behaviour on streets and trails
- Develop regular, ongoing communications with business and community groups to address local policing issues and concerns by way of Public Information Sessions, Education Forums and participation in local events
- Maintain ongoing partnership 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
- Prioritize crime engagement through increased visibility and enforcement in areas where crime is more prevalent to enhance the public’s sense of safety and security.
- Employ innovative and creative mechanisms to improve community safety and wellbeing (i.e. Project Lifesaver)
- Increase community street crime enforcement with an emphasis on weapons and drugs
- Improve risk management and crime prevention through initiatives such as CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and “lock it or lose it” with assistance from the Auxiliary program
Police Services Board Announcements
FROM/DE: Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment DATE: September 29, 2022
A Reminder on How to Access OPP Administrative Services In Penetanguishene
(PENETANGUISHENE, ON)- A reminder for Town of Penetanguishene residents that the satellite OPP office located in the rear of the Town Municipal building and managed by the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (https://www.opp.ca) is closed for administrative services ONLY .
Officers continue to provide public safety services as they always have, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are dispatched by calling the OPP Communication Center at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 for emergent calls for service.
How to Access OPP Administrative Services
Administrative services will continue to be available during regular business hours at the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment location at 16864 Highway 12 Midland (///relations.fatigue.appraise) and at the Midland satellite office located at 250 Second Street, Midland (///guarding.domains.lazier ).
If you have any information regarding a crime in the community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or you can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00
Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways or trails please "Make the Call" and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please make a plan to get home safely.
Provincial Constable David Hobson Media Officer
Southern Georgian Bay Detachment 705-733-5440
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It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
On December 6, we remember:
• Geneviève Bergeron
• Hélène Colgan
• Nathalie Croteau
• Barbara Daigneault
• Anne-Marie Edward
• Maud Haviernick
• Maryse Laganière
• Maryse Leclair
• Anne-Marie Lemay
• Sonia Pelletier
• Michèle Richard
• Annie St-Arneault
• Annie Turcotte
• Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz
As we mourn their loss and remember their lives, we reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred that led to this tragedy, and the misogyny that still exists today. In Canada and around the world, women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) and gender diverse individuals face unacceptable violence and discrimination.
Gender-based violence in Canada has been magnified and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been reports from police services, shelters, and local organization of an increase in calls related to gender-based violence across Canada during the pandemic.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. It is also a time to take action. Achieving a Canada free from gender-based violence requires everyone living in this country to educate themselves and their families and communities on gender-based violence, centre the voices of survivors in our actions and speak up against harmful behaviours.
December 6 falls within the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Add your voice to the conversation between November 25 and December 10 and share the ways you are being part of the solution to end gender-based violence using the hashtag #16Days.
The Penetanguishene Police Services Board celebrates "Crime Prevention Week" the week of November 7 to 13, 2021. Crime prevention week provides an opportunity to showcase the successful collaborative efforts between police services and community organizations as they work towards the common goal of preventing crime and creating safe resilient communities across Ontario.
The Penetanguishene Police Services Board will utilize Crime Prevention week to promote public safety, well-being and a collaborative response to local crime.
The Penetanguishene Police Services Board acknowledges the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. We recognize and reflect on the tragic history of residential schools. We honour First Nations, Inuit and Metis residential school survivors, their families and communities.
If You Suspect an Overdose, Please Stay and Make That 911 Call for Emergency Assistance
(MIDLAND, ON)- August 31, 2021 marks the date for International Overdose Awareness Day that was remembered locally in North Simcoe with flag raisings at the town halls of Midland, Penetanguishene and Tiny Township. Lori St Amant and Angela Vos have worked diligently to raise awareness locally after losing family members to overdoses, hoping to prevent the same from happening to other families.
The flag raisings were attended by mayors, municipal staff, supporters and Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment Commander Joseph Evans, who spoke in support of St Amant and Vos in their effort to prevent more tragedies by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of overdoses. (See attached photographs)
An overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. "The opioid crisis does not discriminate and affects people from all walks of life in our communities. If you witness an overdose - do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 in fear of legal repercussions, please stay and make that 911 call for emergency assistance" - Inspector Joseph Evans, Detachment Commander, Southern Georgian Bay OPP.
For more information please review the the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) and www.opp.ca/overdose and links from our community partners, Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, www.canada.ca/opioids , Administering Naloxone Nasal Spray
Media Contact - Provincial Constable David Hobson
Joining a Committee
The Town of Penetanguishene relies on its citizens to volunteer their time and expertise by serving on various boards and committees. If you are interested in applying to be a part of a committee, please fill out the application form below, and submit it to the Municipal Clerk.