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Purpose and Function

The Aylmer Police Services Board is governed by section 37 of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 1 that states board are responsible for:

  • (a) provide adequate and effective policing in the area for which it has policing responsibility as required by section 10;
  • (b) employ members of the police service;
  • (c) appoint members of the police service as police officers;
  • (d) recruit and appoint the chief of police and any deputy chief of police and determine their remuneration and working conditions, taking their submissions into account;
  • (e) prepare and adopt a diversity plan to ensure that the members of the police service reflect the diversity of the area for which the board has policing responsibility;
  • (f) monitor the chief of police’s performance;
  • (g) conduct a review of the chief of police’s performance at least annually in accordance with the regulations made by the Minister, if any;
  • (h) monitor the chief of police’s decisions regarding the restrictions on secondary activities set out in section 89 and review the reports from the chief of police on those decisions;
  • (i) monitor the chief of police’s handling of discipline within the police service;
  • (j) ensure that any police facilities, including police lock-ups, owned by the board comply with the prescribed standards, if any; and
  • (k) perform such other duties as are assigned to it by or under this or any other Act, including any prescribed duties.

Board Members

Members of the Police Services Board consist of the head of the municipal council, one member of the council appointed by resolution of the council, one person appointed by resolution of the council who is neither a member of the council nor an employee of the municipality, and two persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Boards elect a chair and may elect a vice-chair. The current members are:

  • William Vanraes (Chair), Council Member
  • Pete Barbour (Vice-Chair); Council Member
  • Mary French, Provincial Member
  • Ken Graves, Provincial Member
  • Paul Leeking, Community Member
  • Legislative Services Department (Secretary)

Strategic Business Plan

In partnership with community members, Town Council and Aylmer Police Services, the Aylmer Police Services Board (PSB) has set goals and objectives in the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan that outlines the direction for the Aylmer Police Service.

Aylmer Police Service Strategic Plan 2022-2024

Meeting Schedule

The Aylmer Police Services Board generally meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held at 25 Centre Street, Aylmer, ON.

  • Tuesday, January 9 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 13 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 12 2024 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10 2024 5:30 p.m.

More Information


Deputation requests are reviewed and placed on the next appropriate agenda at the Police Service Board Chair’s discretion.

Please send deputation requests to [email protected]


Aylmer Police Services Board
PO Box 124
Aylmer, ON
N5H 2R9

Phone: 519-773-4913
Fax: 519-765-1446

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