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The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) is the civilian oversight agency that oversees the Toronto Police Service. It was called the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board from 1990 until 1998. Previously, it was called the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission (or Board of Police Commission) from 1955 until 1990, when the name of the board was changed as a result of amendments to the Police Services Act.[1] The board meets at least four times per year, as required by the Police Services Act.[2]

Board membersEdit

As set out by the Police Services Act, there are seven members on the board: three are appointed by the provincial government, one is the Mayor of Toronto (or a designate), two are members of Toronto City Council, and one is a citizen selected by Toronto City Council. The Police Services Act also stipulates that a judge, justice of the peace, police officer, or a person who practices criminal law as a defence counsel may not be a member of a police board.

As of January 2019, the board members are:[3]

Name Position Appointed by
Andrew Pringle Chair Toronto City Council [4]
John Tory Mayor ex officio [3]
Uppala Chandrasekera Member Province [5]
Marie Moliner Member Province [6]
Michael Ford Councillor Toronto City Council [3]
Frances Nunziata Councillor Toronto City Council [3]
Ken Jeffers Member Province [7]


Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission

Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board

Toronto Police Services Board


  1. ^ "Toronto Police Services Board — October 1997 Minutes". October 27, 1997. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Agency Details - Community Safety and Correctional Services - Police Services Board - Toronto". Government of Ontario. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d "Board Members". Toronto Police Services Board. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Powell, Betsy (June 23, 2015). "Andy Pringle picked for reappointment on Toronto police board". Toronto Star.
  5. ^ "Toronto police board swears in its first-ever mental health expert". CBC News. October 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Committee Documents: Standing Committee on Government Agencies - 2012-Mar-27 - Intended appointments". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. March 27, 2012. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Mojtehedzadeh, Sara (September 25, 2015). "Ken Jeffers newest member of Toronto Police Services Board". Toronto Star.

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