04/22/2014

OPP Billing Update and Additional Webinar

As you are aware, on April 10, 2014 the OPP Billing Steering Committee provided its Report to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the OPP. Since that time, three webinars have been provided for OPP policed communities to explain the Report’s findings. An additional webinar will be offered on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you would like to participate, please email Evelyn Armogan at earmogan@amo.on.ca  to be included in it. We ask you to email her by noon on April 23rd.

As a result of the feedback received so far, we have added some additional Questions and Answers. Those questions and answers can be found here.

One of those questions concerns the work of the Future of Policing Advisory Committee (FPAC) and how it lines up with OPP Billing Reform. These initiatives do not align. The OPP Billing Steering Committee’s report expresses disappointment with the pace of the future of policing work. This message has been reiterated by AMO to the Ministry on several occasions and AMO’s representative continues to push for a broader consideration of sustainability issues. The Future of Policing Advisory Committee work is still a work in progress. It includes a broad group of stakeholders from the policing community and the Committee’s discussions are considered confidential. Its recommendations to the Minister are expected in the fall of 2014.

For your interest, attached are general information updates and highlights on the Future of Policing Advisory Committee’s work from the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards  and a video from the President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.