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The Township of Melancthon Police Services Board is mandated by the Police Services Act and is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services within the Township.  The Dufferin Detachment of the OPP provides Police Services for our Township through an Agreement between the Township and the Province of Ontario.

The Police Services Board consists of three members – one member of the Municipal Council, one member from the Township, appointed by Council and one member appointed by the Province.  The responsibilities of the Board are established by the Police Services Act under Section 9.

There are four meetings of the Police Services Board per year that are open to the Public and these meetings are held in the Committee Room of the Municipal Office.  The schedule of meetings for 2020 is February 5th, June 16th, September 15th and December 1st.  All meetings start at 9:00 a.m., with the exception of June 16th which will start at 9:30 a.m.  The June meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19.  The Section 10 Joint Police Services Boards will be meeting on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting is being hosted by Melancthon Township PSB.

Board Contact:

Denise Holmes, Board Secretary
519-925-5525 Ext. 101

Board Members:

  • David Thwaites, Vice-Chair (Municipal Member) *Term expires December 31, 2020
  • Alan Blundell, Chair (Public Member) *Term expires November 14, 2022
  • Provincial Member – Vacant (if interested in applying for this position, please visit the Public Appointments website – https://www.ontario.ca/page/public-appointments)