RECAP: Police Board Hears About Police Risks and Downtown Success

Once again, the monthly meeting of the Guelph Police Services Board is timed to the death and/or funeral of a police officer. The memorial for OPP Sgt. Eric Mueller was top of mind for members of the board and Police Service staff, and so were the first six weeks of results for the new downtown patrol officers. All this, and a little bit more, in the recap of this month’s Police Services Board meeting. Here’s the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Police Board Hears About Police Risks and Downtown Success”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for May 18, 2023

This month at the Guelph Police Services Board, it’s about the money. Between the usual reports about correspondences and promotions and Chief Gord Cobey’s monthly insights, the other new items of business are about matters of budget. The financial staff will break down the first fiscal quarter of 2022 and there’s also the annual report about the auctioning off of surplus goods, but this is what’s all on the agenda for May. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for May 18, 2023”

RECAP: Police Board Talks About Police Assaults and Future Staffing Needs

The emphasis of this month’s Guelph Police Services Board meeting was staffing. With more recent deaths of police officers across Canada fresh in the minds of everyone, the president of the Guelph Police Association talked about recent increases in violence against members locally. Also, how well is GPS staffed these days, and are they ready for the future. KPMG (and this meeting) have the answers. Continue reading “RECAP: Police Board Talks About Police Assaults and Future Staffing Needs”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for April 20, 2023

Is it oddly ironic that the Guelph Police Services Board is meeting on 4/20? It’s a quirk of the calendar, but there’s no smoke in this agenda as the Police Board will tackle some fairly ordinary items like financial and human resources matters. There will also be a presentation about police assaults, the quarterly professional standards report and Chief Gord Cobey’s monthly report. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for April 20, 2023”

RECAP: Police Board Endorses Motion to Promote Bail Reform

This month’s Guelph Police Services Board meeting was brief, but still relatively consequential. The board marked the sad news in policing today coming out of Edmonton, added their voice to the call for bail reform, and appointed a committee to secure a new member of the board. In other news, the board may be going back to in-person meetings after the next meeting in April. Here’s the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Police Board Endorses Motion to Promote Bail Reform”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for March 16, 2023

This month’s Guelph Police Board meeting will have a lot of information for you, which is something that was promised back in that first meeting of the year, but unless someone on the board wants to discuss things further this may be the only way you learn more about it without actually reading the agenda. For the meeting itself though, we will hear from the Chief as usual and the board will talk about endorsing national bail reform. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for March 16, 2023”

RECAP: Police Board Hears About BEAT Success and Strat. Plan Objectives

February’s Guelph Police Services Board meeting was a success story, and that success belonged to the Break Enter Auto Theft unit. The efficacy of that unit was the main point of interest at this month’s board meeting, and there was also some discussion about accomplishing the goals of the Service’s Strategic Plan after a very consequential year that was filled with both challenges and opportunities according to Chief Gord Cobey. Continue reading “RECAP: Police Board Hears About BEAT Success and Strat. Plan Objectives”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for February 16, 2023

This month’s Guelph Police Services Board meeting will start to fulfill the Chief’s promise last meeting to start bringing data and information to the Board. For February, that means an update about the Service’s premier property crime fighting unit and some information about how the Service is implementing their Strategic Plan. What will learn from the Guelph Police Board this month? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for February 16, 2023”

RECAP: Cobey Promises Lots of Data in Months to Come at Police Board Meeting

It was another short meeting of the Guelph Police Services Board this month, but Police Chief Gord Cobey promised busy times ahead as the service starts completing their annual reports now that 2022 is nearly a month into the rearview mirror. The board will be looking forward to all that information in February and March, but for January we did end up getting a new chair and vice-chair for the board. Continue reading “RECAP: Cobey Promises Lots of Data in Months to Come at Police Board Meeting”

MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for January 19, 2023

The Guelph Police Services Board will get together this Thursday for the first meeting of 2023; most of the items are pretty straightforward and will be remanded to the consent agenda. In terms of business that’s under points for discussion, we will welcome the new chair and vice-chair, and we will also hear what the police chief has to say about the last 30 days! Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Police Services Board for January 19, 2023”