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The Township of Southgate provides policing services to our residents and businesses through a policing contract with the Ontario Provincial Police. As part of the requirement of providing policing, the Province of Ontario mandates that the municipality must have a municipal Police Services Board. The Township of Southgate Police Services Board consists of four members plus the secretary (non voting).

Member of Council Mayor Anna-Marie Fosbrooke
Member of Council Councillor Jim Frew
Committee Member Don Lewis
Provincial Appointee Bruce Hann
Secretary Josh Brick

Meetings are held as per the schedule passed each November on the third Tuesday of every other month starting at 7 pm. Any change that occurs in scheduled meeting dates will be advertised on the website.

To view Police Services Board minutes, click here
To view Police Services Board agenda packages, click here
To view the current Police Services Meeting Schedule, click here
To view the Procedural By-law for the Police Services Board, click here

If you are interested in applying to serve on this board or would like further information, please visit the Government of Ontario Public Appointments Secretariat website and search for upcoming vacancies – Police Services Board – Southgate, or follow the link below.

Grey County Citizen Self Reporting

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding residents that they can file low priority incidents online via an internet reporting system. Citizen Self Reporting was launched by the OPP on July 7, 2014 to improve efficiencies and expand service delivery to the public. Using the Citizen Self Reporting System, low priority incidents can be reported online, at your convenience, without attending a detachment or waiting to see an officer. However, should you require immediate police assistance, call 911.

Some frequently asked questions:
  • How do I use the system?  To access the system, go to www.opp.ca/reporting
  • What types of crimes can I report?  Thefts under $5,000, Damage to Property under $5,000, Thefts from vehicles, Lost or Missing Property.  Only occurrences that do not involve an injury, suspect or evidence are applicable.
  • What if I want to see an officer?  You may still contact the OPP by phone to make your report and have an officer attend.  The 24 hour OPP toll-free number is 1-888-310-1122.
  • How secure is my information that I submit online?  All information submitted via the Citizen Self Reporting System is confidential and secure from hacking and other forms of electronic intrusion.
Officers remain available 24 hours a day through the OPP Communications Centre if your matter requires an officer to respond.  Online reporting has been designed to allow an easier and more convenient way to report low priority incidents.
For more information on Citizen Self Reporting, you can check online at: http://www.opp.ca/reporting.

Victim Services

Victim Services plays a huge roll in assisting the OPP in certain situations. Click here to visit their website to learn more or here to view a presentation they made to the Southgate PSB on October 21, 2014. 

All information on this website is provided as a public resource of general information. Every effort is made to ensure that the documents on this website are accurate and contain the latest amendments; however, the Township of Southgate does not guarantee or accept any responsibility for accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of information provided here.