As the Detachment Commander of the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, I would like to thank the Dufferin OPP Police Service Boards for providing this platform for the Dufferin Detachment to share information on community safety and crime prevention. An informed public working together with the police provides the best opportunity to ensure that our community stays safe and secure. In reviewing past trends and speaking with the community, Dufferin OPP has identified that there are three main areas the police need to focus on: Traffic Issues, Thefts and Mischief to Property and Visibility. These are areas that the Dufferin Detachment is working on every day. It is my hope that by reading the safety tips and crime prevention information linked to from this site your home and your community will become a safer and more secure place to live. Please contact me at the Dufferin OPP Detachment if you have any thoughts on additional information you would like to see on this webpage that would assist in these goals.
Staff Sergeant Steven Sills
Ontario Provincial Police
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Police Services Board Melancthon
The Melancthon Police Services Board is composed of three members and a Recording Secretary. Respectively,
one member is appointed from Township Council, one member is a member of the public, appointed by
Council and the third member is a Provincial appointee by the Government of Ontario.
Meetings are held at the Melancthon Township Municipal office a minimum of four times a year as mandated by the Police Services Act. Minutes are prepared and made available to the public.
The Board maintains close contact with the Dufferin O.P.P. Detachment Commander, who attends the meetings regularly and supplies the necessary Reports to the Board. We appreciate the evident dedication to duty and the strong work ethic of the Detachment Commander and his Staff. It is indeed a team effort to keep our community safe.
Melancthon Township maintains a large network of paved and hard surface roads, as well as the lessor traveled gravel surface concession roads, that handle an ever increasing volume of local and commuting traffic. Safety on our roads is a high priority and a very concentrated effort to reduce collisions on our roads is addressed by identifying high incident areas and addressing them with the appropriate enforcement levels.
As well, Melancthon Township is proud of its strong rural and agricultural identity. The O.P.P. has structured its enforcement in these areas to respond to incidents characteristic to a rural setting.
The Members of the Police Services Board through the Chairperson makes regular reports
to Township Council, and the Detachment Commander has committed to appearing
before Council upon request to address issues and to give his yearly report. Keeping the
public informed is a priority and we welcome the opportunity to make this webpage
an avenue in which we can address that responsibility.
John C. CROWE Chairperson Melancthon Twp PSB
To link to our meeting Minutes and Agendas, please click here...
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