Police Service Board

The Police Service Board is a civilian oversight body that governs how police services are provided.  Under the provisions of the Community Safety and Policing Act, the Board is comprised of three elected members from Regional Council, three provincially-appointed members and one community-at-large member, appointed by Regional Council.

The Board meets regularly with the Chief of Police and the Deputy Chiefs of Police to determine the current and future direction of policing in Waterloo Region in terms of law enforcement, crime prevention and the police budget.

The Chief of Police is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the police service and, along with senior staff are committed to providing the best delivery of front-line policing to our community.

Our Board is proud to serve the citizens of Waterloo Region and committed to their 2024-2027 Strategic Business Plan.

For additional information or for general inquiries relating to the Police Service Board, contact Meghan Martin, Executive Assistant at Meghan.Martin@wrps.on.ca or at 519-570-9777 ext. 8853.

Board Members

Portrait of Ian McLeanPortrait of Karen Redman

Portrait of Sandy Shantz

 Jim Schmidt Photo

Ian McLean
Chair of the Board


Karen Redman

Vice Chair of the Board


Sandy Shantz
Board Member


Jim Schmidt
Board Member


Portrait of Tony Giovinazzo

Karen Quigley-Hobbs

Doug Craig


Tony Giovinazzo
Board Member


Karen Quigley-Hobbs
Board Member


Doug Craig

Board Member



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