Police services boards fulfill a major civilian oversight role throughout Ontario and are dealt with in Part III of the PSA. Every municipality maintaining a police service is required to maintain a board. In smaller municipalities with populations of 25,000 people or less, these boards consist of the head of a municipal council (or other council member if the head of council opts not to sit on the board), a person appointed by municipal council who is neither a councillor nor a municipal employee, and one provincial appointee. In municipalities with populations greater than 25,000 people, an extra councillor and provincial appointee are added to create five-member boards. With special permission municipalities with a population less than 25,000 people may have a five member Board. This is the case with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board.
Board responsibilities include the appointment of police officers, the establishment of objectives and priorities for the police service, the establishment of policies for effective management of the police service, and the hiring and evaluation of the police chief and deputy chiefs.
The Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month at 9:30am at the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, 6 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay.
City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board
c/o 6 Victoria Av. N,