Police Service Board
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Oxford County detachment’s primary
focus is public safety and we want to reinforce to the public the
importance of the proper use of the 911 system.
When people need emergency assistance, dialing 911 gets immediate help
under normal circumstances. On average, it takes at least two officers
approximately thirty minutes to respond, investigate and clear the call.
This puts enormous pressure on OPP resources when officers respond to
unnecessary calls that can be prevented.
The use of 911 for emergency response continues to save lives when used
appropriately and the OPP want those who need urgent help to use 911. The
OPP also encourages families to discuss proper use of 911 to prevent hang
ups and misdials from occurring.
What you can do to prevent misdials:
Make sure you know the number you are dialing
Lock your cell phone number pad
Teach your children the proper use of 911
Deactivated phones still have the ability to call 911, please remove
If you place an unintentional 911 call, stay on the line. Every call is
taken seriously. When a 911 caller doesn’t respond, that could be a sign of
trouble. This is a possibility an emergency responder can’t ignore. Users
are urged to let the emergency operator know it was a pocket
dial/unintentional call. This will eliminate the need for the emergency
operator to call back to determine if there is a legitimate emergency,
saving precious seconds and allowing them to move on to the next emergency
WELCOME TO THE NEW “HOME” OF THE INGERSOLL POLICE SERVICE BOARD
Please call 9-1-1 for emergencies and for non- emergencies call:
Administration branch – OPP communications Centre – 1 888 310 1122 (non self reporting calls)
Mutual street – 519-485-6554
Office hours Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30
Click here for the opens in a new windowSelf Serve OPP Reporting System
Effective Feb 2003 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began policing the Town of Ingersoll.
WHAT IS THE POLICE SERVICE BOARD?
Every municipality in Ontario that contracts with the OPP or that has a municipal police force must have a civilian police service board. Police services boards are independent bodies established by provincial legislation called the Police Services Act. The boards represent community interests and are accountable to the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
HOW DOES THE OPP POLICING IN INGERSOLL AFFECT THE INGERSOLL POLICE SERVICE BOARD?
The current Ingersoll Police Services Board continues to represent community interests in policing. The Board’s specific responsibilities are now governed by opens in a new windowSection 10 of the Police Services Act.
opens in a new windowPlease click here for more information on Section 10 boards.
WHAT ARE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD?
With OPP policing the Board’s role under opens in a new windowSection 10 is to:
- Participate in the selection of the Detachment Commander of the Ingersoll Detachment;
- Generally determine objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the Detachment Commander;
- Establish, after consultation with the Detachment Commander, any local policies with respect to police services (but the board shall not establish provincial policies of the OPP with respect to police services);
- Monitor the performance of the Detachment Commander;
- Receive regular reports from the Detachment Commander; and
- Review the Detachment Commander’s administration of the complaints system under Part V (PSA), and receive regular reports from the Detachment Commander on his or her administration of the complaints system.
HOW MAY I CONTACT THE BOARD?
Citizens may wish to contact the Board to bring forward concerns about crime prevention and public safety within our community. For inquiries, please contact:
Mail to 130 Oxford Street 2ndfloor, Ingersoll ON N5C 2V5 attention Police Service board Secretary
or fax to 519 485 3543 attention Police Service Board Secretary
WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE SERVICES BOARD?
The Ingersoll Police Services Board has five (5) members: two members of Town Council, two citizens appointed by the province as community representatives, and one citizen appointed by Town Council as a community representative.
To be considered for membership by appointment by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, please see the opens in a new windowPolice Services Board Vacancy Information Sheet
INGERSOLL POLICE SERVICES BOARD
The council members and the citizen appointed by council serve for the duration of the Council term. The provincial appointees serve up to three-year terms, which expire at various times. At the first meeting each year, the Board appoints a Chairperson for that year.
- Chair Mhairi Kersel, Provincial appointee
- Vice Chair Darell Parker, Provincial appointee
- Mayor Ted Comiskey, Council appointee
- Rick Eus, Council appointee
- Sam Horton, citizen appointee
IPSB BOARD MEETINGS AND AGENDAS
The Board currently meets 10Xs per year or at the call of the Chair in J.C. Herbert room in the Town of Ingersoll Municipal Office. Citizens are welcome to attend meetings. Please check the Town’s website calendar for dates. Agendas and minutes are posted below.
OXFORD CRIME STOPPERS INC
How does it work?
Crime Stoppers encourages people to call with information to solve crimes already committed, crimes about to occur or wanted persons.
How do people use the program?
If you have any information on any crime, you are requested to call Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS(8477). Callers our of the Woodstock or Ingersoll area may call toll free at 1(800)-222-TIPS(8477). Crime Stoppers callers never have to identify themselves or give evidence in court and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.
Crime Stoppers is NOT a police program, but is run by a board of directors made up of a group of concerned citizens within the county. Crime Stoppers is one of forty programs across Ontario, and on of a hundred across Canada and one of nearly one thousand world wide!
YOUR TIP CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE