Members of the Police Services Board standing in the Orangeville Town Hall Council Chambers
Orangeville OPP Detachment Board
L-R: Deputy Mayor Todd Taylor, Chair; Mayor Lisa Post, Board Member; Mary Lou Archer, Executive Assistant; Ian McSweeney, Vice Chair

Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)

In March 2019, the Ontario government passed the CSPA as part of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. On its proclamation date of April 1, 2024, the CSPA replaced the Police Services Act. The CSPA is intended to modernize policing and enhance community safety in Ontario.

Under the CSPA, effective April 1, 2024 the Orangeville Police Services Board became the Orangeville OPP Detachment Board. The Board is one of the four OPP detachment boards in Dufferin County following the Ministry’s consolidation of Dufferin OPP detachment boards from eight to four under O.Reg. 135/24. In conjunction with that consolidation, the Board’s membership was increased from five to six members and the composition of Board membership has changed. In addition to the Board's members who are Town Council members, Council-appointed community members to the Board has increased from one to three and the number of provincial appointees has decreased from two to one.

The Board is a civilian body that oversees the Orangeville detachment of the OPP and draws its authority from the CSPA and regulations.

Section 68(1) of the CSPA sets out the role of the Board in OPP oversight.

Composition of the Board

The Board's six members serve on a part-time basis. Click on a Board member's name to read their biography.

Todd Taylor - Chair - Elected Member of Town Council

A headshot of Deputy Mayor and Police Services Board Chair Todd TaylorTodd Taylor was elected Deputy Mayor of Orangeville in 2022 after having served as a Town Councillor since 2018.

Chair Taylor has lived in Orangeville since 2002 and has raised his family here. He has been very involved in Town events and committees. He and his wife are proud to have had their children participate in hockey, dance, and Theatre Orangeville programs.

In his career, Chair Taylor has worked for a wide variety of large food supply companies. Most of his time in the industry has been spent as a Director of Sales. His job is to build customer relationships, turn around under-performing businesses, and unlock innovative ways to get things done. He leads a group of people who are committed to ensuring the organization realizes its growth and profitability targets.

Prior to being elected to Orangeville Town Council, Chair Taylor volunteered extensively. His past projects include President of the Optimist Club, President of the Mono Nordic Ski Club, Chair of the Orangeville Public Library Board, Chair of the Mayor’s Remuneration Committee, member of the Transit Committee, and Snow Clearing Committee. In addition to his Council duties, Chair Taylor is honoured to serve as a member of the Police Services Board and Theatre Orangeville Board.

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Ian McSweeney - Vice Chair - Community member appointed by Town Council

A headshot of Vice Chair Ian McSweeneyIan McSweeney was appointed as a member of the Board by Town Council, effective December 3, 2018, and re-appointed in March 2023. Also in March 2023, Ian was elected Vice-Chair of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) Zone 5 executive.

Ian is a retired partner of the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. At Osler, he chaired the firm’s Pension and Employee Benefits Department for many years and practised exclusively in that area for most of his 35-plus year legal career. Ian is a former member of Osler’s Executive Committee and a former Chair of the firm’s Legal Professionals Committee. He is the past Editor of Pension Benefits Law in Ontario (Carswell) and also a former (founding) member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Pension and Benefits Section and former Chair and founding member of the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA)

Currently, Ian is Chair of the Financial Services Tribunal of Ontario and prior to June of 2019, was also Chair of Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He is a member of the Headwaters Health Care Centre Governance Committee and a past member of the HHCC Quality and Audit Committees. Ian is also on the Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) Board of Directors and is a member of the DCAFS’ Executive Committee, Finance & Audit Committee and Quality & Outcomes Committee. Ian and his family are active in the Orangeville community.

Vice-Chair McSweeney has an honours business degree from Ivey (HBA, 1975) and obtained his law degree from the University of Western Ontario (LLB, 1979)

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Vacancy - Community member appointed by the Ontario Government

 

Two Vacancies - Community members appointed by Town Council

Lisa Post - Elected Member of Town Council

A headshot of Mayor Lisa Post, Board MemberLisa Post was elected Mayor of Orangeville in 2022 after having served as a Town Councillor since 2018. 

In that role, Lisa has served as Vice Chair of the Library Board and as Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Accessibility Committee, and the Cultural Plan Task Force and in her new role as Mayor, Lisa is a new member of the Police Services Board and Orangeville Hydro Board and has just launched the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee.

Lisa just graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor of Community Development Degree, and she has a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of others. In addition, Lisa is an active volunteer in her community serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Community Living Dufferin, one of the founding organizers of Orangeville’s local Pride Festival, Celebrate Your Awesome, and is the Parent Support Committee  Chair for the 1849 Lorne Scots Army Cadets.

Along with being a hardworking student, community leader and advocate, Lisa is also a proud mother and grandmother.

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Mary Lou Archer - Executive Assistant

A headshot of Mary Lou Archer, Executive Assistant for the Orangeville Police Services BoardMary Lou Archer is responsible for providing executive and administrative support to the Orangeville Police Services Board.  Mary Lou was previously a Sergeant with the Orangeville Police Service and a Constable with the OPP. 

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Community Awareness Initiative

The Board and the Orangeville OPP Detachment are committed to working with the community to promote safety and security for all residents of Orangeville and Dufferin County and our visitors. We believe that effective policing requires strong partnerships with community organizations, local businesses, and individual community members, and we are committed to building and maintaining these relationships.

For more information see our posted letter to community partners.

Orangeville's Policing Services

Dufferin OPP is responsible for providing policing for the Town of Orangeville, with the Orangeville Detachment located at 390 C Line in Orangeville. Policing is carried out under the direction of the local Detachment Commander, Inspector Michael Di Pasquale. 

Prior to October 2020, the Town of Orangeville received policing from the Orangeville Police Service, formed in 1864.

OPP Strategic Plans (CSPA s.61)

OPP Strategic Plan 2023 to 2025

OPP Strategic Plan 2020 to 2022

Dufferin OPP Local Action Plans (CSPA s.70)
 Dufferin OPP Local Action Plan 2020 to 2022
Dufferin OPP Action Plan Progress Reports

Dufferin OPP Action Plan Progress Report 2022 - Full PDF

Dufferin OPP Action Plan Progress Report 2021 - Full PDF

Commissioner Annual Reports (CSPA s.58)
Commissioner Annual Report 2021
Board Annual Reports to Council (CSPA s.68)
 

*Future reports will be posted as they are completed and when made available by the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Dufferin OPP Detachment and the Board, as the case may be.

Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Pursuant to the CSPA, municipal governments are required to develop and adopt Community Safety and Well-Being Plans (“CSWB Plans”) every four years by working in partnership with a multi-sectoral advisory committee. In June 2021, Dufferin County Council and all eight lower tier municipalities (including Orangeville) adopted the Dufferin County Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (2021-2024).

Read the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

The Board holds both in-camera and public meetings in accordance with the requirements of the CSPA and the Board's governance framework (see below).  Meetings may be held in either electronic, in-person, or in a hybrid format.

In-Camera Board Meetings
In addition to regular public meetings, the Board holds in-camera regular and special meetings to deal with sensitive/confidential matters as required under s. 44 of the CSPA. In-Camera Board meetings are not open to the public and related meeting minutes are not publicly available.
Public Board Meetings and Virtual Meeting Link

Public Board meetings are held monthly (usually on the third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.) at Town Hall in Council Chambers and are open to all members of the public. Members of the public who wish to attend a public meeting of the Board held in electronic format should click on the following link:

Public Board Meetings - Watch on Orangeville Council's YouTube


For public Board meetings held in-person, members of the public can attend the meeting at the meeting location indicated on the posted agenda.

Members of the public who wish to ask a question during a meeting, should wait until they are invited to do so during the meeting’s question period. If a member of the public wishes to make a presentation to the Board, they should contact the Board's Executive Assistant via email at [email protected] to make arrangements at least ten (10) days in advance of the meeting.

Even though a public meeting is not scheduled in a particular month, Board work continues on specific projects that will be reported in later public meetings as appropriate.

Public meeting schedule, agendas and minutes can be viewed online for the current and preceding two (2) years (see below). Minutes of a previous meeting are posted after they are approved by the Board at a subsequent meeting.

A public meeting minute archive is available below the current year's agendas and minutes.

Public agendas and meeting minutes are available in alternative formats upon request.

Board Governance Framework

The Board has revised its governance framework under the Police Services Act to comply with the new requirements under the CSPA effective April 1, 2024.  This framework includes an overview memorandum, by-laws, Board local policies, reports and other reference and resource materials. On May 21, 2024 the Board adopted and ratified its CSPA compliant governance framework effective April 1, 2024..

Board governance documents are listed in the dropdown below.  Copies of these documents can be requested by contacting the Board’s Executive Assistant at [email protected].

 Board Governance Documents
 Board Governance Memorandum

 

1. Schedule A – Dufferin County Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

2. Schedule B

      • a.      OPP Strategic Plans
      • b.      Local Action Plans and Progress Reports
      • c.       Commissioner Annual Reports

3. Schedule C

      • a.      Board By-Law No. 001-2024 – General Procedures
      • b.      Board By-Law No. 002-2024 – Records Retention and Archive Services

4. Schedule D Policies/Protocols

      • a.      Policy on Equal Opportunity, Discrimination And Workplace Harassment
      • b.      Policy on Election Campaign Work and Political Activity
      • c.       Policy on Code of Conduct
      • d.      Policy on Conflict of Interest
      • e.      Policy on Board Member Training and Education
      • f.        Policy on Media Relations and Public Transparency
      • g.      Policy on Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
      • h.      DELETED
      • i.        Policy on Special Meeting and Assigned Work Remuneration/Expense Reimbursement
      • j.        Policy on Meetings Service Standards Guidelines
      • k.      Policy on Board Executive Assistant – Hiring, Job Description and Performance Review Guidance
      • l.        Policy on DC Selection, Performance Review and Report (includes Schedule 1 and Exhibit “A”)
      • m.    Policy on Complaints Procedures (CSPA Parts VII-X)
      • n.      Policy on Sharing Crime, Call and Public Disorder Analysis
      • o.      DELETED
      • p.      Policy on Strategic Plan, Local Action Plan Planning and Minister Policies
      • q.      Policy on Relevant Reports Required under the CSPA (Apr 1/24)
      • r.       Policy on Protocol for Information Sharing
      • s.       DELETED
      • t.       Policy on General Service Standards Guidelines
      • u.      DELETED
      • v.      Policy on Grant Writing for Community Safety Programs
      • w. Policy on Intimate Partner Violence and Gender-Based Violence as a Community Priority
    • Public Agendas Packages and Minutes

2024 Meetings
Date of MeetingAgenda PackagesApproved Minutes
Jan. 16, 2024

Agenda Package Part 1

Agenda Package Part 2

 Minutes
Mar. 19, 2024  Agenda Package  Minutes
May 21, 2024  Agenda Package   
June 18, 2024    
Sept. 17, 2024    
Nov. 19, 2024    
    • Public Agenda and Minutes Archive
2023

Jan. 17/ Feb. 2, 2023

Agenda Part One
Agenda Part Two
Minutes

Mar. 21, 2023

Agenda Part One
Agenda Part Two
Minutes

May 16, 2023

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Minutes

June 21, 2023

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Minutes

Sept. 19, 2023

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Nov. 21, 2023

Agenda Part One
Agenda Part Two

Minutes 

 

2022

Nov. 15, 2022

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Sept. 20, 2022

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May 17, 2022

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Mar. 15, 2022

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Jan. 18, 2022

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2021

Nov. 16, 2021

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Oct.19, 2021

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Sept. 21, 2021 

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June 15, 2021

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May 18, 2021

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April 20, 2021

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Mar. 23, 2021

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Feb. 23, 2021

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