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Being a member of the OAPSB has never been more important. As your association, the OAPSB advocates for legislation and provincial support to create a consistent and effective structure for boards and effective standards for police governance in Ontario. The Community Safety and Policing Act (CSPA) is expected to come into force in the spring of 2024. The CSPA outlines new responsibilities and requirements for police governance boards and police services. Our work to support you through this transition and beyond is aligned with our three strategic pillars, Advocacy, Expertise and Education. We provide our members with the tools, knowledge and professional development needed to establish your board priorities, and to create objectives, policies, and performance expectations for your police services.
Benefits of an OAPSB Membership include:
Education: Constantly working to ensure information is relevant and timely!
- Training sessions on the CSPA and other legislation and relevant issues as changes and updates occur
- Best practice sharing through education sessions, networking, discussion groups, conferences, and special events
- Attendance at events featuring expert speakers on topical public safety and police governance issues, at reduced member rates
- A resource library of tools and supports through the members portal and OAPSB’s new application available for Android and Apple operating systems
- News Bulletins, newsletters and blogs regarding public safety, legislation and Police Governance
Expertise: If we don’t have it, we can connect you to someone who can help!
- Connected to a network of Public Service and Community Safety organizations aimed at sharing best practices, stewardship and mentorship
- Access to expert speakers and subject matter experts for Police Governance and Community Safety
- Leading information on Board Governance in Ontario for OPP boards, Municipal Police Services Boards, and First Nations Boards serving communities of all sizes
Advocacy: Working for you to further Police Governance through Advocacy
- Speaking on behalf of our members on community safety and related concerns boards face in today’s communities
- Regular work with public safety policy makers and program evaluators to further our interests in Community Safety and Board Governance
- Collaborative efforts and leveraged relationships with other Professional Groups in Policing to further our efforts to ensure safe communities and public trust in policing
- Continued advocacy for funding and other support for Police Services and Boards in the Province as we transition to the CSPA
- Provide advocacy opportunities for members to meet public safety policy makers and program evaluators
OAPSB…the face and voice for Police Governance in Ontario…and here for you!