Whereas the continuance of a Section 10 Police Services Board is a priority to the Municipality of Temagami; and
Whereas the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has advised the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards that it will be introducing a new/revised Police Services Act in the Provincial Legislature during the 2017 Fall Session; and
Whereas it is anticipated that the new Police Services Act may recommend the establishment of one (1) Police Services Board per OPP Detachment; and
Whereas the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police services 17 municipalities, each with its own unique policing issues and circumstances; and
Whereas the Municipality of Temagami has a major component of seasonal residents, along with a large inland waterway for policing as well as the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 11) runs from one end to the other end entire municipality and a vast forested area serviced by the Temiskaming Ontario Provincial Police Detachment; and
Whereas the Temagami Police Services Board believes it is extremely important to maintain its own Police Services Board in order to maintain the excellent Specialized Policing currently being administered to its very unique community policing issues.
Now therefore be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Temagami hereby petitions the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to ensure that the Municipality of Temagami will be able to maintain its own Police Services Board under the provisions of the new/revised Police Services Act and not be required to participate in an amalgamated Board.