Morden Police Board To Start December 1st, 2012

On October 27th, City Council  will give first reading to  By-law No. 14-2012, which establishes the size of the Morden Police Board.  This is required by the Police Services Act and is the first step in the process of setting up our local board, which needs to be in place by December 1st, 2012.

Who will serve on the board?

The by-law states that the board will consist of at least five members:

  • 2 – Council members or employees of the City of Morden
  • 1 –  At Large person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
  • 2 –  Citizens appointed by Council

What are the eligibility requirements to be a Police Board Member?

  1. At least 18 years of age,
  2. A Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, and
  3. Resides in, is employed in or has a business interest in the municipality or another area in which the police service provides policing services.

How to apply? 

Anyone interested in serving on the police board should apply in writing to the City of Morden, 100 – 195 Stephen Street, Morden, R6M 1V3, stating why they feel they would be a good representative on the board.  With the tight deadline, you are asked to send in your applications by November 2nd, 2012.  All applications need to be originals with a signature so please do not send them by email.

How often will meetings be held?

The Police Board must hold a meeting at least once every three months.  These meetings would be open to the public.

Is there any remuneration for being on the board?

The Council may provide for reasonable remuneration to members of the police board who are not members of the Council. The actual amount has not been decided.
As more information regarding the role of the Police Board becomes available from the Province, it will be added to what is already available on our website. Click here to see the page with more information.