Major update to policing legislation good news for communities
TORONTO, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) welcomes today's passage of the Safer Ontario Act, the first major update to police governance in Ontario in a generation.
The legislation address several major OAPSB priorities:
"OAPSB is thrilled with the passage of these long overdue reforms. These changes will ensure that policing in Ontario reflects the needs, values, and expectations of our communities."
?Eli El-Chantiry, Chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board and Chair of the OAPSB
"Ontario taxpayers pay the highest per-capita cost for policing in all of Canada, even though we have the lowest crime rates. With the Safer Ontario Act, communities will now be able to more efficiently and effectively cooperate with partners to take advantage of cost savings that will benefit budgets while letting police officers get back to doing what they do best."
?Fred Kaustinen, Executive Director of the OAPSB
Eli El-Chantiry, Chair of the OAPSB and Fred Kaustinen, Executive Director of the OAPSB are available for interviews.
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SOURCE Ontario Association of Police Services Boards