(Photograph: Left to Right - Member Richard Bois, Member Dr. Rayudu Koka, Vice Chair Francis Caldarelli, Member Rene Lapierre, Chair Michael Vagnini)

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board is made up of five civilian members: two Provincial appointees, two Municipal Council appointees, and one member of the community as appointed by Council.

The Board provides direction and guidance to the Chief of Police while ensuring that adequate and effective police services are provided to our community.

As 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.

Responsibilities of the Police Services Board (Section 31 (1) of Police Services Act of Ontario)

  • 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.

 Any questions or comments for the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board can be emailed to psboard@gsps.ca