Police Services Board


Seeking community input for the Port Hope Police Service Business Plan (2018-2020)

As required by the Police Services Act, every three years the Port Hope Police Services Board (the Board) is required to prepare a Business Planfor the Port Hope Police Service that addresses:

the objectives, core business and functions of the police force, including how it will provide adequate and effective police services; and

quantitative and qualitative performance objectives and indicators relating to various areas of policing.

The Board has developed a public consultation process that includes: online surveys, community forums and focus groups.   The information gathered will be used in the developement of the 2018-2020 Business Plan.

The public survey is geared to urban residents of the Municipality of Port Hope and will be open for community input from March 15 - April 7.

Click here to access the survey.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call (905) 885-8123, ext. 245


In accordance with the Police Services Act, both the Port Hope Police Service (Ward 1) and the OPP (Ward 2) are overseen by the Port Hope Police Services Board. The Chief of the Port Hope Police Service and the Detachment Commander of the Northumberland OPP both report directly to the Port Hope Police Services Board.

Contact the Police Services Board at phpsb@porthope.ca 

Board Members

  • Jeff Gilmer, Chair
  • Doug Prendergast, Vice Chair
  • John Hudson
  • Councillor Les Andrews
  • Councillor Greg Burns

Subject to the provisions of Section 34 of the Police Services Act, Committees may be established by the Port Hope Police Services Board at any time to consider matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.  Chairs are appointed by resolution of the Board.  There are four Standing Committees of the Board (Labour Relations, Finance, Policy and Community Relations).  In addition, the Board Chair has responsibility for Communications & Planning.  Each Committee/Chair repors on its work at the Board's monthly meetings.


Dawn Campbell, Board Administrator phpsb@porthope.ca

Media Releases


Board meetings are open to the public and are held at 3PM on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Leonard Hutchings Community Room at the Port Hope Police Facility at 55 Fox Road.  Attendees should use the Community Room entrance.  The Board does not normally meet in August.

For Minutes and Agendas for prior years, please contact phpsb@porthope.ca 

PHPSB Agendas - 2017PHPSB Minutes - 2017
PHPSB Agendas - 2016PHPSB Minutes - 2016
PHPSB Agendas - 2015PHPSB Minutes - 2015
PHPSB Agendas - 2014PHPSB Minutes - 2014

Police Services Board Budget

Police Services Board 10-Year Plan

Questions/comments may be directed to Jane McFarlane, Manager at phpsb@porthope.ca

Policing Studies

Annual Reports

Business Plans



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