NEXT MEETING DATE OF THE MULMUR POLICE SERVICES BOARD: Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Dufferin OPP Detachment
page updated: March 27, 2013
Mulmur Police Services Board Members (from back row left to right)
Chair Rob Newton, Councillor Heather Hayes, Dufferin OPP Staff Sergeant Steven Sills, Secretary Kerstin Shillum, Provincial Appointee Peter Stinson.
About the Mulmur Police Services Board:
The Mulmur Police Service Board is composed of three members, one Council member appointed by Mulmur Council, one member appointed by the Province and one member from the community of Mulmur appointed by Mulmur council.
Applications for the Provincial appointment should have an understanding of the role of a Police Services Board in an Ontario Provincial Police contract location; good written and verbal communications skills; previous experience on boards or committees; experience as a community volunteer, and an awareness of local policing issues. Applicants must be residents of the Township of Mulmur and can be submitted to the following address: Public Appointments Secretariat, Room 2440, Whitney Block, 99 Wellesley Street West, Toronto ON, M7A 1A1
A downloadable application is also available at www.pas.gov.on.ca or you may apply online. A vacancy will be posted on this website as well as on the Mulmur Township website. The term of appointment for a Provincial Member of the Mulmur Police Services Board is a three year term and a member may re-apply for a second term.
The Community member of the Mulmur Police Services Board is appointed by the Mulmur Council and the appointee’s term on the Board is a maximum of four years. Similar to the Provincial members, when there is a vacancy on the Board or a new term of council has occurred; written applications can be submitted to the Mulmur Council. An application form for Committee appointments can be printed off on the Mulmur Township website, www.mulmurtownship.ca. Mulmur Council will review all applications for the Committee member of the Mulmur Police Services Board and will appoint one member to the Board. All other applicants will be notified in writing thanking them for their application. Mulmur Police Service Board members will complete a Police Records Check prior to their inauguration to the Board.
submitted by Chair Rob Newton
Responsibilities of the Mulmur Police Services Board:
The Province of Ontario mandated the creation of Police Services Boards in 2002. While some boards within the province had already been functioning, this legislation created boards for all municipalities. Within The Township of Mulmur, the Police Services Board came into effect in 2002. We are a five member board that meets quarterly and is part of the larger Zone 5, provincially.
The board is responsible for participating in the selection of the Detachment Commander; determining objectives and priorities; establishing local policies; monitoring performance; receiving reports under section 49 of the Police Services Act and reviewing administration of the complaints system. Once every three years the Board is also required to prepare a business plan in conjunction with the OPP, council, and local stakeholders.
submitted by: Member Heather Hayes
OPP Concerns in Mulmur:
Mulmur is very fortunate to have strong police leadership and exceptionally well-trained OPP officers. Our liaison for Mulmur is a Sergeant Tom Watt, a Senior Officer, who provides us with the important issues for our area. One of the major priorities for our Township is highway and road safety. Our area is a major throughway for those traveling to recreational areas. Airport Road (County Road 18) and the adjacent County Roads such as 20 & 21 are all high on the priority list along with Highways 10 and 89. Aggressive driving, speeding, improper passing, distracted drivers (cell phones) and impaired driving are the major concerns. The problems associated with weather in our area add another hazard.
The OPP asks, and we as a Board agree, that citizens should report anyone that may be considered to be driving “dangerously” for whatever reason. Reporting these incidences is anonymous. In order to assist this process, you must have as much information as possible. The exact location of the occurrence, license plate, colour and make of vehicle. This will help the police to spot and charge those offenders. Call 911 or *OPP from your cell phone and an Officer will be dispatched as expediently as possible from a nearby detachment.
Other areas of concern for Mulmur Township include: lack of visibility of home numbers, car doors left unlocked and luging on the roads and highways.
submitted by: Member Peter Stinson
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