Municipal police services boards serve Ontarians by governing police services at the local level. Local police services include:

  • municipal police services:
  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) that are under contract to municipalities; and
  • First Nations' police services.

Police services boards govern within their jurisdictions by:

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

Police service boards are the employer of municipal police services and as such appoint police officers, special constables and police civilian employees, and negotiate collective agreements with police (labour) associations.

Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board (Section 10)

The Town 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

Town of South Bruce Peninsula Police Services Board Members
(Provincial Member) - Patricia Varley (Board Chair)
(Municipal Member) - Mayor Janice Jackson
(Community Member) - Betty Hall

OPP Detachment Commander - Wayne Thompson

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

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The Ontario Association of Police Service Boards (OAPSB) is the leading voice of police governance in Ontario. We 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.

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: