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Roles and Responsibilities

Pursuant to Section 31(1) of the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services within Peel Region. As such, the Board must satisfy itself that the community is policed adequately and that all policing standards issued by the Province of Ontario are complied with.

The Board must also perform the following duties:

  • Appoint the members of the municipal police service
  • Generally determine, after consultation with the Chief of Police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality
  • Establish policies for the effective management of the police service
  • 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
  • Direct the Chief of Police and monitor his or her performance
  • Establish policies respecting the disclosure by the Chief of Police of personal information about individuals
  • Receive regular reports from the Chief of Police on disclosures and decisions made under Section 49 (secondary activities)
  • Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police service for legal costs under section 50
  • Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made by members of the public under Part V
  • 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

While the Police Services Act grants Boards these duties, it also restricts the Board from directing the Chief of Police with respect to specific operational decisions or with respect to the day-to-day operations of the police service.