Purpose and Function

The primary function of Police Services Board (PSB) is to determine priorities and objectives for police services within the community. This must be done in consultation with the Detachment Commander, but input should be received from council, municipal staff, and police officers assigned to the community, as well as the public.

The community must be kept informed of policing issues and concerns. This can be done by encouraging public attendance at board meetings and providing regular information to the local media. Members of the Police Services Board should also accept invitations to attend public meetings to discuss issues relating to their responsibilities.

In addition, the Police Services Board should participate in the selection of a Detachment Commander, advise the Detachment Commander with respect to police services provided, monitor the performance of the Detachment Commander, receive reports from the Detachment Commander on secondary employment of the police officers assigned to the community, and review public complaints that are received.

Norfolk County is governed by Section 10 of the Police Services Act. The relationship between the board and the municipal council is important. It is the council that enters into the written contract with the OPP and is responsible for the financial commitment.

The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am in the Norfolk County Council Chambers located at

County Administration Building Council Chambers
50 Colborne Street S., Second Floor
Simcoe, ON
N3H 4H3
Phone: 519-426-5870
Fax: 519-426-7633

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Police Service Board Deputation Form

If you would like to appear as a deputation, please submit the above form to the Police Services Board Secretary at 519-426-5870 Ext. 1274. Deputation requests are reviewed and placed on the next appropriate agenda at the Police Service Board Chair’s discretion. Written submissions can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Norfolk County Police Services Board
50 Colborne Street S.
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3

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