Toronto Police Services Board
|Predecessor||Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board|
|Formation||January 1, 1998|
|Headquarters||Toronto Police Headquarters|
|CA$1.076 billion (approved police operating budget, 2020)|
|Toronto Police Service|
The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) is the civilian police board that governs the Toronto Police Service. The role of police services boards is outlined in section 31 of the Ontario Police Services Act, and includes setting the annual police budget, defining objectives and policies for the police service, and selecting the chief of police. The board makes decisions governing the structure and environment of the police service, but the chief of police leads the day-to-day operation of the police – the board cannot direct members of the police other than the chief, who is responsible to the board as a whole.
The role of the board is administrative in nature and it does not investigate police conduct or complaints, as is the mandate of the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario Civilian Police Commission or Office of the Independent Police Review Director, which are oversight agencies.
Prior to amalgamation, the Metropolitan Toronto Police were governed by the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board from 1990 until 1998. Previously, it was called the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission (or Board of Police Commission) from 1955 until 1990, when the name of the board was changed as a result of amendments to the Police Services Act.
The board comprises seven members, three appointed by the Province of Ontario and four by the City of Toronto. Three civilian members are appointed by the province and one by the city; two city councillors and the mayor of Toronto as the head of council sit on the board. A chair (presently Jim Hart) and vice-chair are elected from its membership. The Police Services Act requires the board to meet at least four times a year.
|Name||Position||Appointed by||Joined board|
|Jim Hart||Chair||Toronto City Council||September 30, 2019|
|Marie Moliner||Vice-chair||Province||March 27, 2012|
|John Tory||Head of municipal council (mayor)||ex officio||December 2, 2014|
|Uppala Chandrasekera||Member||Province||September 13, 2017|
|Michael Ford||Councillor||Toronto City Council||December 4, 2018|
|Frances Nunziata||Councillor||Toronto City Council||June 29, 2018|
|Ainsworth M. Morgan||Member||Province||January 9, 2020|
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission
- Charles O. Bick (1955–1977)
- Phil Givens (1977–1985)
- Clare Westcott (1985–1988)
- June Rowlands (1988–1990)
Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board
Toronto Police Services Board
- Norm Gardner (1998–2004)
- Alan Heisey (2004)
- Pam McConnell (2004–2005)
- Alok Mukherjee (2005–July 31, 2015)
- Andrew Pringle (2015–2019)
- Jim Hart (2019–present)
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- "Board Members". www.tpsb.ca. Toronto Police Services Board. Retrieved January 10, 2019.