Police Services Board

The North Bay Police Services Board is made up of five members: two Provincial appointees, two City Council appointees, and one member of the community who is appointed by Council.

The Board provides direction and guidance to the North Bay Police Service while ensuring that adequate and effective police services are delivered in accordance with legislative requirements and the needs of the communities we serve.

As civilian community members who represent the public's interests, the Police Services Board is committed to a high quality of community-based policing and excellence in police governance. The Board recognizes the challenges to law enforcement created by a changing environment, demographic shifts, emerging technologies, and evolving crime trends and patterns.

With the ongoing support of the citizens of North Bay and Callander, and the continued dedication and professionalism of our members, the Police Services Board is confident that we will successfully take on the many new challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Duties of the Board

  • The responsibilities of the Police Services Board are outlined in section 31 (1) of Ontario's Police Services Act:
  • Appoint the members of the municipal police force
  • Generally determine, after consultation with the chief of police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality
  • Establish policies for the effective management of the police force
  • Recruit and appoint the chief of police and any deputy chief of police, and annually determine their remuneration and working conditions, taking their submissions into account
  • Direct the chief of police and monitor his or her performance
  • Establish policies respecting the disclosure by chiefs of police of personal information about individuals
  • Receive regular reports from the chief of police on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities)
  • Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police force for legal costs under section 50
  • Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V
  • Review the chief of police's administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the chief of police on his or her administration of the complaints system

contact information

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Telephone:  (705) 497-5555 Ext. 277

Address:      135 Princess Street West, P.O. Box 717
                    North Bay, ON   P1B 8J8

Police Services Board Members

Board Chair
Dennis O'Connor
Muncipal Appointee



Board Member
Tiz Silveri
Provincial Appointee


Board Vice-Chair
Bill Hagborg
Provincial Appointee


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Board Member
Al McDonald




Board Secretary
Carol Miller


Board Solicitor
Peter Leckie