What does the Board do?
The Peel Police Services Board is the civilian body governing the Peel Regional Police. It is responsible for the provision of effective police services, law enforcement and crime prevention. This is achieved through the enactment of policies.
The Board does not direct the Chief of Police with day to day operations of the police service or specific operational decisions.
The Police Services Act outlines the following responsibilities of the Board:
- Determines, after consultation with the Chief of Police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services within the municipalities
- Establishes policies for the effective management of the police service
- Recruits and appoints the Chief and Deputy(s) of Police and annually determine their remuneration and working conditions
- Establishes guidelines for the administration of the public complaints system and receive quarterly reports on the subject
- Negotiates collective agreement
- Approves the capital and operating budget
The Chief of Police is responsible for administering the police service and overseeing its operation in accordance with the objectives, priorities and policies established by the Board.
The Chief makes all operational decisions which are consistent with the governing law and Board policy. The Board, by revising its policies, may alter the scope of the Chief's responsibilities.
Police Services Act
The Board's authority is set out under Section 31 of the Police Services Act for the provision of police services in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
Section 10 of the Police Services Act defines the role of the Board in the Town of Caledon.
Caledon is policed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).