Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board is responsible for
the provision of police services in the Niagara Region. It
is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police
services, law enforcement of policies, and crime prevention within
the Region, a duty it discharges through the enactment of
policies. In consultation with the Chief of Police, it
establishes the general policing priorities for the Regional
Municipality of Niagara. The Board is the civilian body
governing the Niagara Regional Police Service.
In that role, the
responsible for the police budget, overseeing the Chief of Police,
and is the employer for the members of the police service.
The authority of the Board is established by Section 31 of the Ontario
Police Services Act.
is comprised of seven members:
Three representatives of Regional
Council (for four-year terms):
Three appointed by the Government
of Ontario (for three-year terms):
One Citizen appointed by Regional
Council (for a four-year term):
All members serve on a part-time
basis. The Board has two full-time employees: Ms. Deb Morton, Executive Director; and Mrs. Dawn
Cichocki, Executive Assistant.