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Police Board

Altona Police Board

The Altona Police Service Board is a five member board that governs the Altona Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for providing adequate and effective police services to the citizens of the Towns of Altona and Plum Coulee.

The Altona Police Services Board has five members:

  • One provincial appointee
  • Two Council appointees
  • Two members of the community as appointed by Council

The Altona Police Board is comprised of:

Chair Leanne Braun

Board members: Donna Rosling- Wolters, Terry Wiebe, Archie Heinrichs, and Conrad Driedger.

The Board provides direction and guidance to the Altona Police Service while ensuring that adequate and effective police services are provided in accordance with the needs of the Towns of Altona and Plum Coulee.

As civilian community members who represent the public’s interests, the Altona Police Service Board is committed to a high quality of community-based policing and excellence in police governance. The Board recognizes the challenges to law enforcement created by a changing environment, demographic shifts, emerging technologies, evolving crime trends and patterns.

Duties of the Board

The responsibilities of the Police Services Board are outlined in Manitoba Police Service Act:

General Duties

28 (1) the police board must:

(a) After consulting with the police chief, establish priorities and objectives for the police service

(b) Establish policies for the effective management of the police service

(c) Direct the police chief and monitor his or her performance; and

(d) Perform any other prescribed duties

Specific duties of police board

28 (2) without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the police board must

(a) Ensure that the police chief establishes programs and strategies to implement the priorities and objectives established by the board for the police service;

(b) Ensure that community needs and values are reflected in the policing priorities, objectives, programs and strategies;

(c) Ensure that police services are delivered in a manner consistent with community needs, values and expectations; and

(d) Act as a liaison between the community and police service

Restriction on police board activities

28 (3) the police board may give orders and directions to the police chief, but not to other police officers. No individual member of the board may give an order or direction to any police officer

No role on specific matters

28 (4) the police board must not give orders or direction on specific operational decisions, individual investigations or the day-to-day operation of the police service.

No role in personnel matters

28 (5) With the exception of the police chief , the police board has no role with respect to discipline or personal conduct of any police officer.

No right to sensitive information

28 (6) the police board is not entitled to any information about individual investigations or intelligence files.

29 (1) to assist the council in developing the Town of Altona budget, the police board must provide the council with

(a) An estimate of the costs required to operate the police service in the next fiscal year; an d

(b) Any additional information that the council considers necessary to enable it to assess the financial requirements of the police service

Council has final responsibility for budget

29 (2) the council is responsible for establishing the total budget of the police service.

With the support of the citizens of the Towns of Altona and Plum Coulee the Police Services Board is confident of meeting future policing challenges in the years ahead.

 How often will meetings be held?

The Altona Police Board must hold a public meeting once every three months. These meetings are open to the public. People wishing to speak must register when they arrive. Comments need to be kept to three minutes and the total time allowed for public comment is forty-five minutes. The 2016 meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Altona Council Chambers
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Altona Council Chambers
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Altona Council Chambers
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017at 5:00 p.m. in the Altona council Chambers
For more information on the Altona Police Board please contact Delores Loewen at delores.loewen@altona.ca.

MINUTES:

2016

October 20, 2016 (PDF)
June 16, 2016 (PDF)
March 17, 2016 (PDF)
January 21, 2016 (PDF)

2015

February 24, 2015 (PDF)

2014

October 16, 2014 (PDF)
June 19, 2014 (PDF)
April 10, 2014 (PDF)
January 16, 2014 (PDF)

2013

December 9, 2013 (PDF)
 September 12, 2013 (PDF)