At the January 26, 2017 Police Board meeting, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton was elected as Board Chair for a fourth year. The Board also elected Ms. Barb Ferrone, an Oakville resident, as Vice-Chair for a second term.
In accepting the opportunity to serve again as Board Chair, Burton thanked the Board members for their support and welcomed the opportunity to continue to work with all members of the Board, the Police Service and the numerous community partners. He reiterated the Board’s ongoing commitment to ensure the residents of Halton continue to receive the highest standard of police service to which they have become accustomed.
Ms. Ferrone has served on the Board since May 2014. In accepting the nomination, she thanked the Members of the Board for their endorsement and commented she looks forward to contributing to the important civilian oversight of the Police Service.
The Police Services Act requires that every Police Services Board must elect a Chair and Vice-Chair at their first meeting of each year.
The Halton Police Board is a seven member civilian Board that oversees the Halton Regional Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for the Police Service operating and capital budgets; strategic planning; policies and priorities.
The Police Board’s fundamental responsibility is to ensure adequate and effective police services are provided to the citizens of Halton Region.