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Ottawa Police Services Board

The Ottawa Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian body that oversees the Ottawa Police Service.

The Board is responsible for setting the overall objectives and priorities for the provision of police services, after consultation with the Chief. It is also responsible for hiring and monitoring the performance of the Chief, approving the annual police budget, and preparing a business plan for the Police Service every three years.

The Ottawa Police Services Board continues to take COVID-19 seriously, and in following the advice of provincial and federal governments, Board and Committee meetings will be held electronically until further notice.

You can listen live to Board and Committee meetings using links provided on the Ottawa Police Services Board website. Links will be included below the individual meeting notices on the homepage. 

Persons wishing to provide comments to the Ottawa Police Services Board or its Committees on any agenda items are welcome to submit such comments in writing, by email to the Executive Director, Krista Ferraro, at krista.ferraro@ottawa.ca.

In camera items are not subject to public discussion or an audience.