POLICE SERVICES BOARD CHAIR CHIMES IN ON BILL 175 3/12/2018 8:21:58 AM
Ontario Bill 175 has allowed larger police services to start to look for ways to modernize their service and find ways to make certain tasks are more efficient so officers can focus on their core mandate of keeping the public safe. Chair of the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Services Board Steve Pelkman says that because we have a smaller force compared to places like London or Sarnia, we are already pretty efficient. Pelkman says that the provisions in the bill that hold police more accountable, and gives the service board more oversight are what will affect Strathroy-Caradoc Police the most.
The new rules allow for members to be suspended without pay much easier if they are under investigation or if they are suspected of any wrong doing. Pelkman says that this legislation has been in the works for about 3 or 4 years now, and it has been a long time coming.