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Police Services Board

The Port Hope Police Services Board is a five-member civilian board that governs the Port Hope Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for providing adequate and effective police services to the citizens of the Municipality of Port Hope. The Detachment Commander of the Northumberland OPP also reports to the PHPSB.

The Port Hope Police Services Board has five members: two Provincial appointees, two Council appointees, and one member of the community as appointed by Council. 

Chair: Jeff Gilmer                                                                                 Vice Chair: John Hudson


Member: Olena Hankivsky                                                                          Member: Les Andrews


Member:   George Kallonakis

Port Hope Police Services Board Meetings and Documents

The Port Hope Police Services Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Port Hope Police station at 55 Fox Road.

All agendas and minutes can be found here by clicking on the meeting date you are looking for: 

Agendas and Minutes - Municipality of Port Hope


Business Plan

Message from the Board Chair

As Chair of the Port Hope Police Services Board, I am proud to present the 2021-2023 Business Plan for the Port Hope Police Service. As required by the Police Services Act of Ontario, this plan has been developed in close collaboration with the community. We have endeavored to create a plan that addresses the desire of the community to have a deeply engaged Police Service. We have developed straightforward goals to ensure that the Port Hope Police Service will continue to serve and protect the community, as it has done with excellence since it was formed in 1834. The Board looks forward to seeing the relationship between the Port Hope Police Service and the community grow, with the guidance provided by the Business Plan, over the next four years.

-Jeff Gilmer, Board Chair

Click Here for The Port Hope Police Business Plan 2021-2023

Duties of the Board

The responsibilities of the Police Services Board are outlined in section 31 (1) of Ontario's Police Services Act: 

  • Appoint the members of the municipal police force 
  • Generally determine, after consultation with the chief of police, objectives and priorities with respect to police services in the municipality 
  • Establish policies for the effective management of the police force 
  • Recruit and appoint the chief of police and any deputy chief of police, and annually determine their remuneration and working conditions, taking their submissions into account 
  • Direct the chief of police and monitor his or her performance 
  • Establish policies respecting the disclosure by chiefs of police of personal information about individuals 
  • Receive regular reports from the chief of police on disclosures and decisions made under section 49 (secondary activities) 
  • Establish guidelines with respect to the indemnification of members of the police force for legal costs under section 50 
  • Establish guidelines for dealing with complaints made under Part V 
  • Review the chief of police's administration of the complaints system under Part V and receive regular reports from the chief of police on his or her administration of the complaints system 

For more information on Police service boards: https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/police_serv/PolicingServicesBoards/PSB.html

Contact the Police Services Board:

Sarah Giddings, Board Administrator

Phone:  905-885-8123 ext. 245

Email: phpsb@porthope.ca