To help municipal leaders participate in consultations led by the Ministry of Community Safety and
Correctional Services, AMO has prepared the attached municipal guide on the future of policing.
A number of key issues are at stake. This includes options related to the potential for:
- reducing the number of Police Services Boards in OPP-policed communities;
- whether municipal representatives should continue to be eligible to sit on Police Services Boards;
- a new municipal mandate to develop community safety plans; and
- from AMO’s perspective, depending on the answers to the above, discussions on whether policing should still be considered a function and service of municipal government.
AMO has prepared key messages for all municipal leaders. We urge the attendance of municipal leaders at these sessions. Please also feel free to share the guide with others in your community.
Below are the future dates of the Ministry’s consultations. Representatives interested in attending a session in their area can RSVP by emailing MCSCSinput@ontario.ca
. If you have any accessibility requirements, please notify the Ministry in your RSVP.
Police Services Act Consultations
||March 2, 2016
||North End Community Centre: 954 Huron Avenue
||March 4, 2016
||Ramada Inn: 1800 Riverside Drive
||March 9, 2016
||Faraday Community Centre: 13 Lower Faraday Road
||March 17, 2016
||Windsor International Aquatic and Training Center: 401 Pitt Street West
||March 18, 2016
||Queen’s Inn: 161 Ontario Street
||March 22, 2016
||YMCA: 20 Grosvenor Street
||March 23, 2016
||Chris Gibson Community Centre: 125 McLaughlin Road North
||March 29, 2016
||Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre: 470 1st Avenue Street
||March 31, 2016
||Steelworker’s Union Hall: 66 Brady Street
||April 1, 2016
||Benson Center Community Rooms: 800 7th Street West
In addition, AMO would like to offer additional members’ briefings (via video/audio) on key elements of the guide and an opportunity for membership discussions. These discussions will be held on March 3, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and March 8 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. To register for either of these sessions please provide your name, title, and municipality to Evelyn Armogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
24 hours in advance of either session. Evelyn will provide you with the call in details by email.