Police Services Boards govern police within their jurisdictions primarily by:
- Establishing priorities, objectives, and policies for police services in their community
- Monitoring performance of their police services and its leaders
MISSION: To equip every police board with the knowledge to govern effectively. We will achieve this through advocacy, expertise, and education.
VISION: To be the centre of excellence for police governance in the Province of Ontario. We will lead a community of practice designed to capitalize on the passion, expertise, and diverse perspectives of its members to ensure effective governance of every member police board.
TAGLINE: The face and voice of police governance in Ontario.
Introduction to Police Governance:
The Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) is the leading voice of police governance in Ontario. We serve our members and stakeholders, as well as the general public, by:
- Helping local Police Services Boards fulfil their legislated responsibilities by providing training and networking opportunities and facilitating the transfer of knowledge
- Advocating for improvement in public safety laws and regulations, practices and funding mechanisms
Our membership includes police services board members, police and law enforcement officials, and other persons involved in policing and public safety.
Police Services Boards govern police within their jurisdictions primarily by establishing priorities, objectives and policies for police services in their community and monitoring performance of their police service and its leader.
This is an extremely exciting time in policing and police governance in Ontario, with many reforms in the works.