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Citizen Appointment to the Hamilton Police Services Board

The City of Hamilton is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as the Citizen Appointee to the Hamilton Police Services Board (the “Board”), for the 2014-2018 term of Council.

The Hamilton Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services, which includes crime prevention and law enforcement, within the City of Hamilton (the “City”).

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1.  a resident of, or owner of a business in, the City

  2.  an owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of such a person

  3.  a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age

  4.  not a member of the Legislative Assembly, the Senate or House of Commons, or an elected official of the City

  5.  not a Crown employee, nor an employee of a municipality

  6.  not otherwise disqualified from holding office or voting

  7.  of good character (applicants will be required to provide authorization to the Police Service to conduct a comprehensive background check)

  8.  a demonstrated history of community service i.e., previous experience on Boards or Committees

  9.  able to devote up to 20 to 25 hours per month to Police Board matters, including availability during normal business hours

  10.  skills or leadership in a business or a profession which demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of the Board

  11.  specific knowledge, training, education or experience which may be an asset to the Board.

The following persons are ineligible to be a citizen appointee to the Board:

  1.  a member of City Council

  2.  an employee of the City of Hamilton

  3.  a Judge or a Justice of the Peace

  4.  a police officer

  5.  a person who practices criminal law as a defense counsel.

Persons interested in serving the community in this capacity can obtain a Hamilton Police Services Board Appointment Information Package and application in the Office of the City Clerk, 1st Floor, City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, or at any of the Municipal Service Centres, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday commencing Friday, November 14, 2014. Please call 546-CITY(2489) for the locations of the Municipal Service Centres. Applicants will be required to complete an application form, attesting to their satisfying the eligibility criteria.

Applications can be returned either by mail, or to City Hall or a Municipal Service Centre, in the self-addressed envelope provided. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Information is collected under the authority of the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended,

(s.27), and will be used to assess suitability for appointment to the Hamilton Police Services Board. Questions about this collection of personal information or information regarding the appointment to the Police Services Board can be forwarded to:

Stephanie Paparella

Legislative Coordinator

Office of the City Clerk

1st Floor, City Hall

71 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Phone: (905)546-2424 Ext. 3993 E-mail:

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