Members of the Police Services Board standing in the Orangeville Town Hall Council Chambers
Town of Orangeville Police Services Board
L-R: Deputy Mayor Todd Taylor, Chair; Mayor Lisa Post, Board Member; Mary Lou Archer, Executive Assistant; Ian McSweeney, Vice Chair; (Board Member Ken Krakar was unavailable for the photo)

The Orangeville Police Services Board (the "Board") is a *five-member civilian body that oversees the Orangeville detachment of the OPP. The Board draws its authority from the Police Services Act.

Section 10(9) of the Police Services Act identifies the responsibilities of the Board.

Composition and Role of the Board

The Board is comprised of *five (5) members who serve on a part-time basis. Two Board members are Town Council members, one is a community member appointed by Council and two are appointed by the Ontario Government. 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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Ken Krakar - Community member appointed by the Ontario Government

Ken Krakar is an entrepreneur and grew up with rural roots. Ken studied Business Administration at Mohawk College, and at convocation was awarded the President’s Medal for outstanding academics and dedication to the College community.

During his time at Mohawk College, Ken was the student Governor on the Mohawk College Board of Governors. Ken then went onto Brock University to study Business Administration, where he graduated with honours and was awarded the President’s Surgite Award at Convocation.

Ken then went into the insurance field, working as a product specialist with Great West Life. After nine years as a product specialist, Ken decided to become an Independent Advisor. He subsequently became an Emerging Leader with a major insurance company for financial professionals under 40.

Ken currently runs his financial advisory practice in Orangeville, helping his clients protect their financial health and wealth. On a part-time basis, Ken teaches financial accounting at the McKeil School of Business.

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Vacancy - Community member appointed by the Ontario Government
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.

* Effective April 2024, the Police Services Board will increase to include six members based on changes to Ontario's police services legislation and regulations. Learn more below.

 Community Volunteers Required for New Board Positions

As a result of changes to Ontario’s police services legislation and regulations the Board will be expanded from five to six members effective in April of 2024.

As a result of this expansion, the number of Council-appointed community members to the Board will be increased from one to three and the number of provincial appointees will be decreased from two to one. This will create two community member vacancies on the Board to be filled by Council appointments.

Application forms are available on the Town’s website at orangeville.ca/committee-applications.

If you require further information, please contact Tracy Macdonald, Deputy Clerk, at 519-941-0440, ext 2256, email [email protected].

Completed applications must be received via regular mail to Clerk’s Division, Municipal Offices, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1 or via email to [email protected] no later than February 22, 2024 at 4 p.m.

Note: any member of the public who has previously applied to become a Police Services Board member, but was not appointed and is still interested is required to reapply. 

 

Learn more about police service boards in Ontario, including how to become a member, by visiting the Ministry of the Solicitor General's website.

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

OPP Strategic Plans

OPP Strategic Plan 2023 to 2025

OPP Strategic Plan 2020 to 2022

Dufferin OPP 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

OPP Annual Report

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

Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

In March 2019, the government passed the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA), as part of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. Once in force, the CSPA will replace the current Police Services Act (PSA). The CSPA is an opportunity to modernize policing and enhance community safety in Ontario. The CSPA will, once fully proclaimed in force, replace the current PSA.

Pursuant to the CSPA, municipal governments are required to develop and adopt Community Safety and Well-Being Plans (“CSWB Plans”) by working in partnership with a multi-sectoral advisory committee. In June 2021, Dufferin County Council and all 8 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 Police Services Act.  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 the Police Services Act. 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:

Police Services Board Meeting - 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 secretary 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.


Public Agendas Packages and Minutes

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

Agenda Package Part 1

Agenda Package Part 2

 
Mar. 19, 2024    
May 21, 2024    
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

Agenda
Minutes

June 21, 2023

Agenda
Minutes

Sept. 19, 2023

Agenda
Minutes

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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Minutes

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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