The Town of Petawawa Police Services Board is composed of five members, as mandated by the Regulations under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019. Two members from the Town's municipal Council either the head of Council or delegates, one member appointed by the Province of Ontario and two volunteer members of the community appointed by Council.
Boards serve as a connection between the community and the police.
The safety-related needs of the community of Petawawa help form the basis of the policing priorities and activities which are reflected in the OPP “action plan” created in partnership with the Police Services Board and the Detachment Commander.
Effective communication between the board and the municipality is key to ensuring that the police service has the necessary infrastructure to deliver services that reflect community need. Through consultation with the municipality the Board is also required to ensure that the policing services being delivered are consistent with the overall goals and priorities of the municipality and complement those of other service providers in achieving community safety and wellbeing.
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