Police services for the municipality are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) through a contract between the municipality and the Province.
Police Services Board
The Municipality of Trent Lakes Police Services Board provides civilian oversight of the provision of police service to the Municipality and is mandated by the Ontario Police Services Act.
Under Ontario’s Police Services Act, the Board has a duty to ensure that effective and efficient police services, including crime prevention, are provided to the Municipality of Trent Lakes.
The Police Services Board meets every other month at 9:30 am in the Board Room of the Municipal Office located at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.
The Board is comprised of three members including the Mayor, a Council appointee from the community at large and a Provincial Appointee.
- Bev Matthews – Mayor of Trent Lakes
- John Wright – Chair & Provincial Appointee
- Margaret Roberts – Council Appointee
Also sitting at the meetings are:
- Lynn Holtz – Secretary
- Inspector Tim Tatchell – O.P.P. Detachment Commander
- Staff Sergeant Chris Galeazza – O.P.P. Detachment Manager
If you would like to receive a copy of meeting minutes, or if you have an inquiry, please contact contact Lynn Holtz, Police Services Board Secretary, at 705-738-3800 x223 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Policing Committees
There are three Community Policing Committees established in the Municipality of Trent Lakes, one for each of the municipality’s three Wards. Community Policing Committees are made up of a group of civilian volunteers who live in a Ward of the Municipality.
There is also a council representative appointed to each committee by a by-law to act as a liaison between the Council and the Community Policing Committee.
• Cavendish Community Policing Committee
– Council Representative – Councillor Terry Lambshead
• Galway Community Policing Committee (Currently not active)
• Harvey Community Policing Committee
– Council Representative – Councillor Dick Persson
The Committees have no mandated authority but work with the O.P.P. towards identifying and addressing community concerns unique to each Ward and provide suggestions to assist with improved local police services and positive contributions to community safety and well-being.