REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF NIAGARA POLICE SERVICES BOARD PUBLIC MINUTES

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PUBLIC MINUTES

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Niagara Police Services Board

Multipurpose Room 1st Floor, 110 James Street, St. Catharines

CALL TO ORDER

The Public Meeting of the Niagara Police Services Board commenced at 8:36 am.

ROLL CALL

PSB MEMBERS: Mr. H. D’Angela, Chair Mr. V. Stewart, Vice Chair

Mayor V. Badawey (arrived at 8:43 am)

Mr. G. Burroughs (arrived at 9:19 am due to other Regional business) Mr. K. Gansel

Mr. B. Marshall

Mr. T. Shoalts (arrived at 8:43 am and departed at 11:02 am) Ms. D. Morton, Executive Director

Mr. W.B. McKaig, Board Solicitor (arrived at 11:04 am) NRPS MEMBERS: Chief J. McGuire

Deputy Chief J. Matthews, Support Services Deputy Chief B. MacCulloch, Operational Services Superintendent S. McLean, Operational Support

Superintendent C. Sexton, Emergency/Investigative Services Superintendent G. Skaftfeld, Executive Services

Mr. A. Askoul, Director of Information/Communications Technology Ms. L. DiDonato-DeChellis, Director of Business Services

Inspector B. Flynn, Inspector, 1 District

Inspector P. McCauley, Career Development and Labour Relations Inspector M. McMullen, Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Inspector J. Prinsen, Detective Support

Inspector C. White, Professional Standards Acting Staff Sergeant G. Nash, Training Unit

D/Sergeant R. Di Egidio, Executive Officer to Deputy Chief of Support Services D/Sergeant C. Healey, Executive Officer to Deputy Chief of Operational Services Sergeant C. Stewart, Corporate Communications/Community Engagement Constable R. Gadreau, Social Media

Constable J. Wooley, Training Unit NRPA: Mr. Cliff Priest, President

GUEST: Ms. Maureen Brown, Principal, Diversity Trainers Plus Inc. MEDIA: Mr. Scott Ross, Reporter, Niagara this Week

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DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT/PECUNIARY INTEREST

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

22. Minutes of the Public Board Meeting held Thursday, January 23, 2014. Moved by: V. Stewart

Seconded by: B. Marshall

That the Minutes of the Public Board Meeting held Thursday, January 23, 2014 be adopted as circulated.

Carried.

REPORTS FROM THE BOARD CHAIRPERSON

Crime Stoppers of Niagara – Volunteer Appreciation Night – On January 30th

, Crime Stoppers of Niagara hosted its annual Appreciation Night to formally recognize community members, media, law enforcement partners and volunteers for their exemplary community service and dedication to the Crime Stoppers program. Chair D’Angela, Members Burroughs, Gansel and Marshall attended the event.

St. Catharines – State of the City Address - On January 31st, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the City of St. Catharines Mayor’s Address where Mayor McMullan spoke of the City’s achievements and future plans. Vice Chair Stewart, Members Badawey, Gansel and Marshall attended the event.

Fort Erie Peace Bridge - Truck Cargo Pre-Inspection Project - On February 24th, Government officials gathered at the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority for the official launch of the Phase II of the Truck Cargo Pre-Inspection Pilot Project. This project was developed under the Canadian-US “Beyond the Border” Initiative to test the feasibility of reducing wait times and border congestion by conducting U.S. primary inspection on U.S.-bound commercial trucks in Canada. Vice-Chair Stewart and Member Gansel attend the event.

Niagara Falls - State of the City Address - On February 28th, the Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls will be hosting the Annual State of the City Address for Niagara Falls where Mayor Diodati will speak to the City's achievements and future plans. The event is being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Chair D’Angela and Vice Chair Stewart will represent the Board at the event.

Thorold - State of the City Address - On March 4th, the City of Thorold will be hosting its Annual State of the City Address at the Thorold Seniors’ Centre from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm where Mayor Luciani will address Thorold’s past achievements and the future plans. Chair D’Angela, Vice Chair Stewart and Member Gansel will attend the event of behalf of the Board.

OAPSB/OACP Zone 4 Meeting - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards will hold its next Zone 4 Meeting on March 6th hosted by the RCMP at the Glendale Golf and Country Club from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Vice Chair Stewart and the Board’s Executive Assistant will be attending the meeting on behalf of the Board.

'Big 12' Chairs and Staff Meeting - The York Police Services Board will be hosting a “Big 12” Chairs and Directors meeting on March 21st. The meeting will provide a forum of information sharing between the 12 largest police services in Ontario and will focus on discussion of emerging issues and communication of key issues that have province-wide implications for policing.

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RIDE Initiatives - Member Marshall commended the Service on its effort to reduce impaired driving and the new public reporting process. Chief McGuire recognized the efforts of the members of the Special Enforcement Unit, who conduct the RIDE spot checks and noted that impaired offences are committed by individuals of all ages and not just those of a younger generation.

REPORTS FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE Operational Statistics:

For the period January 1 to January 31, 2014: Robberies

6 robberies, 5 cleared. Marijuana Grow Operations

 Total street value seized $194,000;

 Total equipment seized $0. For the period January 1 – February 26, 2014:

Marijuana Grow Operations

 Total street value seized $194,000;

 Total equipment seized $0. Homicides

 2 compared to 6 for same period in 2013; further compared to 3 in 2012, 2 in 2011 and 3 in 2010.

Life Threatening Injury Collisions

 1 collision in 2014; compared to 2 collisions in 2013; further compared to 2 collisions in 2012 and 2 collisions in 2011.

Traffic Fatality Statistics

 0 collisions with 0 deceased, compared to 1 collision with 1 deceased for 2013, further compared to1 collision with 1 deceased for 2012 and 1 collision with 1 deceased for 2011.

Update on NRPS RFP Processes - Chief McGuire confirmed that the RFP for the Service's Communication Radio System has now been released publically. He also advised the RFP for the 1 District Site selection process is now closed and that the scoring process is ready to commence. Anti-Bullying Video Initiative – Chief McGuire advised that the School Resource Officers (SROs) held a major film festival event throughout local schools to encourage students to produce a 30 second public service announcement on anti-bullying. These videos were then judged at an event with the winner being joined by Constable Ridley on the CHCH Morning Show.

Toronto Resident Arrested by NRPS Emergency Tactical Unit – On January 28th, officers responded to 4900 Buckley Avenue in Niagara Falls to check on the welfare of a female tenant. Upon their arrival, the male inside the apartment made threats toward the officers and refused to answer the door further claiming that the female was inside the apartment dead.

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The officers partially breached the barricaded door however; the male jabbed at the officers with a homemade weapon consisting of a large knife secured to the end of a stick in an attempt to prevent them from entering. Officers then secured a perimeter and called the Emergency Tactical Unit for assistance who then were able to breach the door and enter the apartment. With the assistance of a Conducted Energy Weapon to subdue the suspect, tactical officers were able to locate the female who was found unharmed inside the apartment. The suspect male, a 75 year-old Toronto resident was arrested and charged.

Port Colborne Marijuana Grow Operation Dismantled – On January 29th

, police executed a search warrant after locating a suspect active marijuana grow operation within a detached building of a Port Colborne property. The search resulted in the seizure of over $150,000 worth of marijuana plants and dried marijuana. The suspects, a 41year-old male and a 39 year-old female were charged.

Robbery at St. Catharines Jewelry Store – On February 3rd, police responded to a call for assistance after two males wearing balaclavas and sunglasses had entered P & V Jewelry Store at 64 Hartzel Road in St. Catharines. One of the men was armed with a hammer, which he used to smash the glass display cases while the other man stole the jewelry. The two suspects have been arrested. Welland Man and Woman Charged in Relation to Serious Assault on a 2 Year-Old Boy - On January 18th, uniformed officers and Niagara Emergency Medical Services were called to a Welland address regarding a young child in medical distress. Members of the Child Abuse Unit entered into a joint investigation with Niagara Family and Children's Services regarding a serious head injury sustained by the two-year old male child. The parents, a 34 year-old male and a 24 year-old female have been charged in relation to the offence.

Toronto Drug Dealers Arrested in Niagara Falls - On February 12th, the Niagara Falls Street Crime Unit conducted a short investigation on two Toronto drug dealers. Detectives located a quantity of crack cocaine and a quantity of cash leading to the arrest of a 26 year-old male and a 26 year-old female from Brampton.

Subsequently, on February 13th, the Niagara Falls Street Crime Unit received information about a male being in Niagara Falls who was wanted by police for failing to appear in court. Information has also been received that the male was dealing cocaine. The male was arrested searched resulting in the reveal that he was in possession of 23 grams of cocaine with a street value of $2,300. The suspect, a 23 year-old male has been charged.

St. Catharines Man Charged with Sexual Assault and Luring Related Offences - On February 11th, the Niagara Regional Police Service was contacted regarding a sexual assault on a female victim under the age of 14 years-old. The investigation conducted by uniform members of 1 District, the Child Abuse Unit and the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit revealed that the young female had been initially contacted in the early morning hours on a social media website, which subsequently led to her being sexually assaulted. On February 18th, a 24 year-old male suspect of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with nine Criminal Code offences.

PRESENTATIONS

23. Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) – Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Legislative Changes

Superintendent Skaftfeld provided an introduction on the Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs). As background, CEWs have been in use by police in Ontario since 2002. Until now, only frontline supervisors and officers who are members of tactical units, hostage rescue teams and containment teams have been permitted to carry CEWs.

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The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services initiated a review to explore the advisability of expanding deployment of CEWs. The review included an examination of current medical literature, a jurisdictional scan and consultation with stakeholders, including police and civil liberties advocates. Following the conclusion of their review, the Ministry has decided to lift the existing restriction and to allow police services to determine which officers should be permitted to carry CEWs, based on their local needs and circumstances. In late 2013, the Ministry issued revised guidelines entitled "Revised Use of Force Guidelines and Training Standards to Support Expanded Conducted Energy Weapon Use," allowing for the expanded deployment of the devices.

Acting Staff Sergeant Gord Nash and Constable Jay Wooley, NRPS Training Unit, provided a presentation to raise awareness about the revised guidelines, provide some education on CEWs and their use within the Niagara Regional Police Service. It was also to ensure that the public has an understanding and awareness of the revised guidelines and communication of decisions on the implementation of CEWs that are consistent with operational needs. He stated that CEWs are one of several less-than-lethal use of force options available to Niagara Regional Police officers. They function through the application of electrical impulses that cause involuntary muscle contractions and temporary immobilization, assisting officers in gaining control of a subject. The use of CEWs is regulated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services under the Police Services Act, including which model can be used and officers qualified and permitted to carry a CEW. Since 2005, all Niagara Police officers are trained for CEWs as required by the Provincial Government. There are currently 237 officers who are qualified operators (174 qualified Acting Sergeants, 90 at the rank of Sergeant or above) and 59 CEWs (25 assigned to the Emergency Task Unit, 34 to front-line supervisors and the Training Unit).

The Niagara Regional Police Service has since begun a review of future deployment of CEWs and will report back with a recommendation on deployment options at a future Board meeting.

Moved by: T. Shoalts Seconded by: V. Badawey That the presentation be received.

Carried.

24. Community Policing Model

Superintendent Skaftfeld outlined the direction of the Niagara Regional Police Service experience with community policing. He advised that in 1996, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) introduced the first community policing model, which provided a good starting point to achieve a more community-focused approach. Over time, it was recognized that this model lacked key components to effective problem-solving. Most notably, it lacked a linkage to the front-line officers, who perform the majority of operational community policing functions.

In 2010, the OACP introduced the Community Engagement Model that is specifically aimed at providing a diagnostic tool for community problem solving. The model is founded on brining stakeholders to the table for the specific problem. This new approach and the need to undertake structural transition was introduced to existing Community Policing Committees in 2010 at a Senior Management Team meeting. It was again reviewed in 2011 at the Community Policing Symposium. Later in 2011, the Service conducted a comprehensive review of their community policing and community services functions. This review led to a significant restructuring that was ultimately approved by the Board in February 2012. The changes included a new approach to community policing and the creation of the NRPS Corporate Communications and Community Engagement Unit.

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Sergeant Chris Stewart, Officer-in-Charge of the Corporate Communications and Community Engagement Unit, NRPS, provided an overview on the transition to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) newly implemented Community Policing Model and outlined some recent initiatives undertaken by the NRPS.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Stewart That the presentation be received.

Carried.

DEPUTATIONS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA

25. RMON - Regional Council – Items Approved/Received – January 8 and 16, 2014

The Board considered a letter dated January 20, 2014 from Janet Pilon, Regional Clerk, Niagara Region, providing the Regional Council approvals of its Corporate Services Committee regarding the NRPS 1 District Facility Site Evaluation Criteria; Closure and Budget Reduction of Capital Projects and RMON Concerns Regarding Public Comments of the Niagara Region Police Association.

26. RMON - Regional Council – Items Approved/Received – January 29 and February 6, 2014

The Board considered a letter dated February 7, 2014 from Janet Pilon, Regional Clerk, Niagara Region, providing the Regional Council approvals of its Corporate Services Committee regarding the Public Safety Dispatch Review; Initiation of the NRPS 2014 Capital Budget and an Information Request from Councillor Petrowski to be provided the definitions of “Administrative” and “Investigative” vehicles. (See also Item 39 on this Agenda).

27. Town of Lincoln - Additional Downtown Policing Motion

The Board considered correspondence dated February 10, 2014 from William Kolasa, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk, Town of Lincoln, advising that the Town of Lincoln ratified its Corporate Priorities Committee’s decision to support the City of St. Catharines motion regarding the issue of ensuring additional policing costs in Niagara communities be the responsibility of the lower-tier municipalities.

28. Durham Regional Police Service – Federal Government’s Marihuana for Medicinal Purposes Regulations (MMAR)

The Board considered correspondence dated January 27, 2014 addressing various issues relating to the implementation process of the Marihuana for Medicinal Purposes Regulations upon associated facilities commencing activity, and encouraging municipalities to seek independent counsel for a comprehensive review.

29. Durham Regional Police Service – Victim Services Modernization Proposal

The Board considered a copy of correspondence dated February 10, 2014 from Chair Anderson, Durham Regional Police Services Board, addressed to the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of the Attorney General, requesting the Ministry include a thorough examination of the current Victims' Justice Fund priorities in its Modernization Proposal.

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30. Canadian Corps of Commissionaires

The Board considered Service report 55/2014 dated February 14, 2014 submitted in accordance to a Board request made at the December 12, 2013 meeting for the Chief of Police to report back on the feasibility of any opportunities to utilize the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires within the Niagara Regional Police Service.

31. YWCA Niagara Region – Special Fund Acknowledgement

The Board considered correspondence dated January 27, 2014 from Elisabeth Zimmerman, Executive Director, YWCA Niagara Region, acknowledging the NRPS Special Fund donation made to assist Niagara’s women and their families.

32. Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold - Special Fund Acknowledgement The Board considered correspondence dated January 7, 2014 from Betty Lou Souter, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care, acknowledging the donations of new toys and clothes over the holiday season to assist with bringing hope and joy to Niagara Region families. 33. Monthly Report – Special Fund Administration - Reporting Period of December 1, 2013

to January 31, 2014

The Board considered Service report 42/2014 dated February 10, 2014 submitted in accordance to the reporting requirements set out in By-law 320-2012 to provide monthly summaries of the transactions for the Niagara Regional Police Special Fund.

34. Quarterly Report - Overtime Activities Incurred by the NRPS

The Board considered Service report 36/2014 dated January 27, 2014 providing a summary of the percentage of overtime hours by activity as incurred by the Niagara Regional Police Service and the overtime hours by activity per quarter for the years 2011 to 2013.

35. Annual Report – Police Action at Labour Disputes - January 1 to December 31, 2013 The Board considered Service report 44/2014 dated January 31, 2014 submitted in accordance to the reporting requirements set out in Board By-law 240/2000.

36. Annual Report – Arrest - January 1 to December 31, 2013

The Board considered Service report 43/2014 dated February 7, 2014 submitted in accordance to the reporting requirements set out in Board By-law 197/2000.

37. Annual Report – Missing Persons - January 1 to December 31, 2013

The Board considered Service report 54/2014 dated January 31, 2014 submitted in accordance to the reporting requirements set out in Board By-law 294-2010.

Moved by: B. Marshall Seconded by: K. Gansel That the information be received.

Carried. Moved by: G. Burroughs Seconded by: T. Shoalts

That Item No. 30 be forwarded to Niagara Region's Corporate Services Committee for information purposes.

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NEW BUSINESS

38. NRPS Diversity Strategic Plan

The Board considered Service report 57/2014 dated February 19, 2014 providing the Board with the “NRPS Diversity Strategic Plan”, developed in consultation with Diversity Trainers Plus Inc. under the leadership of the organization’s Founder and Principal, Ms. Maureen Brown, was in attendance to provide an overview of the Plan.

Ms. Brown advised that the Service announced the initiation of the Diversity Plan developmental process approximately one year ago. The objective of the plan was to support the Niagara Regional Police Service in three separate areas: (i) to become an employer of choice for people of diverse backgrounds; (ii) to prescribe a way to allow the Service to continue to build on its current effort to be responsive to communities of different backgrounds through skill, knowledge and competency building, and (iii) to prescribe a way to support the Service in its continuation to remain a strong community partner. She also advised that the plan was designed to develop methods of outreach to various diverse communities, such as vulnerable seniors, individuals with various cultural, racial and/or religious backgrounds; LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer) individuals; persons with disabilities and persons with aboriginal status.

Ms. Brown advised that through various consultations, a three to five year Diversity Plan has been completed and its implementation and roll out process is currently underway. It was designed to coincide with the NRPS Business Plan to allow the Service's previously set goals and objectives to be achieved and to incorporate new dimensions that will allow the Service to progress in certain areas to meet newly founded diversity objectives.

Training initiatives with Senior Service staff have taken place and the Service has appointed Inspectors Brett Flynn and Cindy White as Diversity Leads to oversee the day-to-day management of the Plan. A Diversity Leadership Team has been created and consists of key individuals responsible for overseeing the operations of the plan. In addition, a Diversity Mentoring Program is currently being created that will identify members who are exemplary in their demonstration of the Plan's objective, which will result with the individuals being asked to join the Diversity Leadership Team for role-modeling purposes among members of the organization.

In closing, Ms. Brown encouraged the Board to continue its support through the implementation of sustainable initiatives, consideration of diversity as part of its decision-making process and embedding diversity into embedding diversity into the organizational values, and its strategic and business plans.

Moved by: T. Shoalts Seconded by: G. Burroughs That the information be received.

Carried.

39. RMON - Regional Council Inquiry – NRPS Definition of “Administrative” and “Investigative” Vehicles

The Board considered Service report 58/2014 dated February 18, 2014 submitted in accordance to a Regional Council request made at its February 6, 2014 meeting to be provided with the Service’s definition of both an administrative vehicle and an investigative vehicle.

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Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Stewart That the information be received;

And further, that in response to the request, the Board forward Service report 58/2014 to the Region.

Carried.

40. 2013 Year-End Financial Operating Results for the Niagara Regional Police Service and Board

The Board considered Service report 39/2014 dated February 11, 2014 providing details of the 2013 Year End Financial Operating Results, representing a $2.7 million net deficit before indirect and debt allocations, subject to the Board's approval of the proposed transfer reserves.

Moved by: V. Stewart Seconded by: B. Marshall

That, subject to the approval of Regional Council of the Consolidated Regional Year-End Transfer Report, the Board approve the following:

1. Reconsider and reverse the previously approved reduction in the transfer to the Vehicle and Equipment Reserve from $1,600,000 to $1,300,000;

2. Reconsider and reverse the previously approved redirection of $300,000 from PO1310 the Vehicle Project back to the Police Vehicle and Equipment Reserve; 3. Reconsider and reverse the previously approved transfer from the Police

Contingency Reserve in the amount of $300,000;

4. Recognize the previously approved transfer to the OPTVA Reserve in the amount of $20,000;

5. Approve a transfer of the Termination Sick Leave surplus to the Sick Leave Reserve in the amount of $127,099;

6. Approve a transfer of the Police Services Board (PSB) year-end surplus of $83,419 to the PSB Reserve;

7. As per discussions with Regional Staff, request an additional funding transfer of $2,701,965 before indirect and debt allocations from the expected 2013 Net Regional Surplus (an amount representing the net costs associated with the implementation of the arbitrated and settled 2012 and 2013 to 2015 Collective Agreements).

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41. Versaterm Inc. – NRPS Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Annual Maintenance and Support Renewal

The Board considered Service report 53/2014 dated February 13, 2014 providing an invoice which reflects the costs associated with renewing maintenance and support for the Service’s CAD System, and further requesting the Board approve the annual renewal at the reflected cost, which has been included in the 2013 IT Operations Systems & Applications 2014 Operating Budget.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board approve payment of Invoice No. 1402-023 to Versaterm Inc. for the March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 yearly maintenance renewal of the Service’s CAD System in the amount of $183,480.40, including HST (net of rebates).

Carried.

42. NRPS 2014 Vehicle Replacements

The Board considered Service report 50/2014 dated February 12, 2014 requesting that in accordance to the Board’s recent approval to initiate the capital project relating to the NRPS 2014 vehicle replacements, the Board approve the purchase of twelve (12) vehicles to continue in accommodating the Service’s police packaged front-line patrol and administrative vehicle requirements.

Moved by: G. Burroughs Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board approve the purchase of twelve (12) vehicles requested for deployment in mid-2014 through the Police Purchasing Cooperative Tender at an approximate cost of $362,000 from the previously approved Capital Project P01401.

Carried.

43. Crime Stoppers of Niagara - Use of NRPS Name and Logo

The Board considered Service report 51/2014 dated February 12, 2014 advising that Crime Stoppers of Niagara in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service has developed the “Water Watch” program to encourage users of Niagara’s waterways to anonymously report water-related crimes or unlawful actives through the Crime Stoppers program and requesting the Board approve the use of the Service’s logo on signage that will be place at various marinas and boat launches throughout the Region.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: B. Marshall

That the Board authorize the use of the NRPS name and logo on signage associated with the “Water Watch” program, developed in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Niagara and the Niagara Regional Police Service.

Carried.

44. Crime Stoppers of Niagara – Vehicle Maintenance and Fuel Expense Coverage by the Niagara Regional Police Service

The Board considered Service report 52/2014 dated February 13, 2014 advising of the Service’s historical funding support model for Crime Stoppers of Niagara and a further request from Crime Stoppers Board of Directors to consider options toward additional funding support recognized through the annual maintenance and fuel expenses for the program’s vehicle.

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Moved by: B. Marshall Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board approve a grant of $1,000.00, in lieu of service, to Crime Stoppers of Niagara to offset annual fuel and maintenance expenses for the Program's vehicle.

Carried.

45. NRPS Special Fund Request – Pathstone Foundation, Health in Niagara

The Board considered correspondence dated February 18, 2014 from Ellis Katsof, CEO Pathstone Mental Health/Pathstone Foundation, advising that the organization will be presenting the 5th Annual Hope Award on May 30, 2014 in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding contributions to improve the lives of children and youth living with mental health illness, and requesting the Board join the noted community partners in becoming a “Gold Level Sponsor”, which includes participation at the event.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: B. Marshall

That the Board approve “Gold Level Sponsorship” in the amount of $2,500.00 from the Special Fund to Pathstone Foundation, a supporter of mental health in Niagara Region.

Carried.

46. NRPS Special Fund Request - Police Association of Ontario (POA) Conference

The Board considered correspondence dated February 19, 2014 from Ms. Deb Morton, Executive Director, Niagara Police Services Board, providing a letter from Mr. Andrew Gordon, Executive Director, 2014 PAO Annual General Meeting Chair, requesting sponsorship of the POA Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Niagara Region Police Association (NRPA) from May 13- 16, 21014 at the Hilton Niagara Falls-Fallsview Hotel and Suites, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: G. Burroughs That the information be received;

And further, the Board authorize a donation in the amount of $1,500.00 from the Special Fund as sponsor of the Police Association of Ontario Annual General Meeting.

Carried.

47. NRPS Special Fund Request – 2014 Canadian American Law Enforcement Organization (CALEO) Conference

The Board considered Service report 37/2014 dated January 23, 2014 requesting the Board consider a donation to support the annual Canadian American Law Enforcement Organization Conference being held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. (The Board has approved an annual donation in the amount of $250 since 2008.)

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Stewart

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That the Board authorize a donation in the amount of $250.00 from the Special Fund to the 2014 CALEO Conference.

Carried.

48. Special Fund Request - NRPS Female Hockey Team

The Board considered Service report 49/2014 dated February 12, 2014 requesting the Board consider a donation to offset expenses incurred at the 2014 International Police Hockey Tournament by members comprising the NRPS Female Hockey Team, which is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 27 and 28, 2014. (The Board has approved an annual donation in the amount of $500 since 2006.)

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Badawey

That the Board approve a donation of $500.00 from the Special Fund to help offset the expenses incurred by members of the NRPS Female Hockey Team for participation in the 2014 International Police Hockey Tournament.

Carried.

49. Police Services Board – Committee Representation

The Board considered correspondence dated February 18, 2014 from Ms. D. Morton, Executive Director, PSB, advising of a request brought forward by Member Gansel for the Board to approve the creation of an Information and Technology Committee and detailing the proposed mandate and membership of the committee.

Moved by: K. Gansel Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board create an Information and Technology Committee as a new sub-committee operating under the Administration Standing Committee;

And further, that Member Ken Gansel be appointed as Committee Chair and Vice Chair Vaughn Stewart and Member Bob Marshall as Committee members, effective immediately.

Carried.

50. Police Services Board By-law – Preliminary Perimeter Control and Containment

The Board considered correspondence dated February 4, 2014 providing the Board with a revised Preliminary Perimeter Control and Containment by-law as required for compliance with the Adequacy Standards Regulation and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Policing Standards Manual.

Moved by: G. Burroughs Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board approve the revised Preliminary Perimeter Control and Containment By-law as appended to the report.

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51. Police Services Board By-laws – User Fees and Charges/Imposition of Charges for Police Services

The Board considered Service report 41/2014 dated January 3, 2014 advising of the mandated responsibilities of police services to provide electronic disclosure of interviews to crown attorneys for the purposes of prosecution and requesting the Board approve the inclusion of a related fee schedule in Board By-Law 329-2012, Imposition of Chagres for Police Services, to ensure a consistent approach to the compensation for the production of transcripts by service personnel. (See also Item 52 below).

Moved by: B. Marshall Seconded by: V. Stewart

That the Board approve the addition of a fee schedule for Transcription Interview Production – Witness, Victim for Court Prosecution to Schedule “A” of the Board’s Imposition of Charges for Police Services By-law;

And further that the By-law be amended accordingly and reported back to the Board for approval.

Carried.

52. Police Services Board By-laws – User Fees and Charges/Imposition of Charges for Police Services

The Board considered correspondence dated February 14, 2014 from Ms. D. Morton, Executive Director, PSB, providing the revised User Fees and Charges/Imposition of Charges for Police Services By-law for adoption.

Moved by: G. Burroughs Seconded by: K. Gansel

That By-law No. 347-2014 be given the necessary number of readings, taken as read, signed, and the Board seal affixed thereto;

And further, that By-law 347-2014 be forwarded to Regional Council for approval. Carried.

53. Police Services Board By-laws - NRPS 2014 Special Duty Rates

The Board considered Service report 48/2014 dated February 13, 2014 requesting the Board approve the revisions made to the NRPS Special Duty Rates as a result of the Senior Officers’ Association 2013-2015 Collective Agreement negotiated salary adjustments to ensure full cost-recovery by the Niagara Regional Police Service when providing related services.

Moved by: B. Marshall Seconded by: V. Stewart

That, subject to approval of Regional Council, the Board approve the revised Special Duty Rates for Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors, effective immediately;

And further, that By-law No. 349-2014 be given the necessary number of readings, taken as read, signed, and the Board seal affixed thereto;

And further, that By-law No. 349-2014 be forwarded to Regional Council for approval. Carried.

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IN CAMERA REPORTS

C.260 Licencing – 2014 Proposed Fee Increases

At the Confidential Meeting held September 26, 2013 the Board considered The Board considered Service report C.258/2013 dated September 20, 2013 providing the results of a review of all licencing fees which was performed to identify potential increases to the current licencing fee structure for both the Adult Entertainment and Vehicle for Hire industries.

The following motion was passed:

Moved by: B. Marshall Seconded by: V. Stewart That the information be received;

And further, that the Board schedule a public meeting to present the recommendations contained in the report to the Adult Entertainment and Vehicle for Hire industries.

Carried. Moved by: V. Stewart Seconded by: B. Marshall That the information be received.

Carried.

ADJOURNMENT

The Public Meeting adjourned at 11:17 am.

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