Board of Police Commissioners

The  Subcommittee on Defunding the Police presented their report to the Board of Police Commissioners on January 17, 2022. Read the report and watch the meeting video.  Learn more about the Subcommittee.

About the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners

The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners provides civilian governance and oversight for the Halifax Regional Police on behalf of Regional Council. The Board also functions as a Police Advisory Board to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Halifax District as it performs contractual policing services within the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The legislated mandate and responsibilities of Board of Police Commissioners is established by the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia, and set out in the Police Act [PDF], as well as the Board's Terms of Reference (By-Law P-100) [PDF].

The Board of Police Commissioners Policy Manual provides further information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Board in fulfilling its mandate to provide civilian governance and oversight of police services provided within the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

The Board of Police Commissioners normally meets on the third Monday of each month, at 12:30 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Check the calendar below, and the agenda (once available) to confirm the exact date and time for each meeting.

Find out what’s happening at board meetings and learn how you can participate. 

Learn about the HRM Police Services Code of Conduct and the Police Diversity Working Group. 

Learn about the Wortley (Street Checks) report and the Board of Police Commissioners.

You can find meeting agendas and minutes online. You can also search for records of committee meetings.

Board of Police Commissioners Meetings

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Membership and biographies

Staff contact for the Board of Police Commissioners

Andrea Lovasi-Wood
Legislative Assistant
lovasia@halifax.ca
902.240.7164

To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca.  Would you like to learn more about correspondence?