Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. Detachment Board

The Community Policing and Safety Act (CPSA) came into effect on April 1, 2024, and has replaced the Police Services Act, to focus on addressing, community safety, enhancing police oversight, modernizing policing, and establishing consistent mandated training requirements.  Specifically, the CSPA imposes new diversity and inclusion obligations on police service boards, restructures the policing oversight regime in the province, and modernizes the process for imposing discipline on police officers. 

The Community Policing and Safety Act (CPSA)

As a result of the CPSA, the Township was required to establish a joint OPP Detachment Board as the previous Police Service Boards are no longer in existence. 

This joint board, known as the Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. Detachment Board, includes the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene and the Townships of Georgian Bay, Tay, and Tiny.

The 13 (thirteen) member Board consists of one member of Council and one community representative from each participating municipality, as well as three provincial appointments as appointed by the Minister of the Solicitor General. 

Under the CPSA, OPP detachment boards are responsible for:

  • Determining objectives and priorities for the detachment, in consultation with the OPP detachment commander.
  • Advising the OPP detachment commander assigned to the municipal area on policing provided by the detachment and supports required in the area.
  • Participating in the selection of the detachment commander.
  • Receiving regular reports from the detachment commander.
  • Monitoring the performance of the detachment commander.
  • Providing an annual report to the municipalities and band councils regarding policing provided by the detachment.
  • Establishing local policing policies, as needed.

If you are interested in a provincial appointment to the SGB Detachment Board, please follow the link below:

Information regarding Provincial Appointments (3 vacancies)

Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

As per the Community Policing and Safety Act, municipalities are required to develop and adopt a CSWB Plan by July 1, 2021.  

North Simcoe Community Safety and Well-Being Plan 2021 to 2025 (PDF)

Municipalities have the flexibility to complete this task individually or in partnership with neighbouring municipalities to develop a joint plan. The Township of Tiny has partnered with the Town of Midland, Town of Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay to develop a joint North Simcoe Community Safety and Well-being Plan. The priority areas determined for this Plan include:

  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Attainable Housing 
  • Education

CSWB planning involves a collaborative approach including consultations with various sectors, agencies and organizations, including but not limited to, police services, health/mental health services, educational services, community/social services and community services to children/youth and custodial services to children/youth. 
 
The goal of the CSWB Plan is to outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for the community.  

Committee members

Township of Tiny
Timothy Lukasewich, Community Representative
David Evans, Mayor, Council Representative

Town of Midland
Pending, Community Representative
Pending, Council Representative

Town of Penetanguishene
Pending, Community Representative
Pending, Council Representative

Township of Georgian Bay
Pending, Community Representative
Pending, Council Representative

Township of Tay
Pending, Community Representative
Pending, Council Representative

Provincial Appointments
As appointed by the Minister of the Solicitor General
Pending, 3 vacancies

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