Policing in South Bruce Peninsula

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula contracts Police Services with the Ontario Provincial Police.  For emergencies contact 911. The local OPP detachment is located at:

Bruce Peninsula OPP
50 Berford St,
Wiarton, ON
N0H 2T0
Phone: 519-534-1323
Phone (24 hours): 1-888-310-1122
Fax: 519-534-1334

OPP Detachment Commander - Wayne Thompson

Important Information Regarding 911 - Ontario Provincial Police
The OPP is now equipped to receive emergency calls for service via Text with 911 (T9-1-1) from people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired (DHHSI) and for which the OPP is the Primary Public Safety Answering Point (P-PSAP). For more information please click here

Citizen Self Reporting - Ontario Provincial Police
The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to police via the internet, anywhere, anytime.  The OPP's Citizens Self Reporting system allows members of the public to use a computer or mobile device to report an incident without requiring an officer to attend the scene.  Citizen Self Reporting is simple and convenient and can be used when reporting incidents that do not involve injury or a suspect, or a crime that is not an emergency. The use of this new system is completely optional. Police will still attend a call for service if desired.  Visit the website yourself to check it out: http://www.opp.ca/reporting/

Police Service Board

Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board is a Section 10 Board

        Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board Members

  • (Provincial Member) - Patricia Varley (Board Chair)
  • (Municipal Member) - Mayor Janice Jackson
  • (Community Member) - Betty Hall

        Please send correspondence to:

  • Board Secretary - Cherry Wyonch 519-534-1400 Ext 120
    Contact the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board:
    c/o TSBP Police Service Board
    315 George St
    Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
    Email

Delegation Request Form

View Police Services Board Minutes and By-laws

View the Community Calendar to upcoming meeting of the Police Services Board

Municipal police services boards serve Ontarians by governing police services at the local level. 
Police services are the employer of municipal police services. 

Section 10 Police services boards govern within their jurisdictions by:

  • establishing priorities, objectives and policies regarding the provision of police services;
  • participating in the selection of OPP detachment commanders; and
  • monitoring performance of both their police service and its leader;

The Ontario Association of Police Service Boards (OAPSB) is the leading voice of police governance in Ontario. They serve our members and stakeholders, as well as the general public, by:

  • helping local police service boards fulfill their legislated responsibilities, by providing training and networking opportunities, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge; and
  • advocating for improvements in public safety laws and regulations, practises and funding mechanisms.

Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board Encourages Public Participation and Feedback 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula (TSBP) Police Services Board (PSB) would like to introduce themselves and encourage the residents to become more involved with policing in our community.

The TSBP contracts police services with the Ontario Provincial Police.  TSBP PSB is a Section 10 Board in Zone 5, consisting of one municipal member Mayor Janice Jackson, one provincial member, Chair Pat Varley and one community member Betty Hall.

Municipal Police Services Boards serve Ontarians by governing police services at the local level.  Section 10 Police Service Boards govern within their jurisdictions by:

  • Participating in the selection of the Detachment Commander
  • Determining priorities and objectives for Police Services, in consultation with the Detachment Commander
  • Establishing local policies, goals and objectives for policing
  • Providing input into the development of the Business Plan
  • Monitoring the performance and evaluating the Detachment Commander
  • Receiving reports regarding secondary activity
  • Reviewing the Detachment Commander's administration of public complaints

The TSBP PSB regularly holds meetings which are open to the public on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am in the municipal Council Chambers located at 315 George St in Wiarton.  Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings and agendas are posted on the municipal website on the Friday prior to each meeting.

The Board welcomes your input in the form of delegations and correspondence.  Any concerns regarding policing within the Town of South Bruce Peninsula should be presented to the Board.  For more information regarding the TSBP PSB please contact the Board secretary below or please accept this as your personal invitation to attend one of our upcoming meetings.

Chair Pat Varley
c/o Cherry Wyonch, Police Service Board Secretary
Email: tsbpdepclerk@bmts.com